According to a recent article in The Scotsman, more than four operations a day were cancelled in the Lothians last year at the request of either the patient or NHS Lothian.
The figures, which were released through the Scottish Parliament, showed that 1606 operations did not go ahead. Although some cancellations may have been due to understandable reasons such as staff illness, it is likely that in other instances the cancellations could have been avoided.
Lothians Conservative MSP Gavin Brown said: “It is important that a full breakdown of the reasons behind these cancellations is made available. We must do everything we can to protect the NHS budget, and reducing the number of operation cancellations will play a significant role in this.”
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