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Leicester Hospitals 9th in cancelled operations league

March 4, 2005 9:15 PM

New figures revealed today by Parmjit Singh Gill, Member of Parliament for Leicester South, show that the University Hospitals of Leicester Trust has had 715 cancelled operations so far this year. This means the Trust ranks 9th highest in the country for last minute cancellations for non clinical operations in the whole country.

Analysis of NHS figures commissioned by the Parmjit, reveals:

· Leicester Hospital Trust has the 9th (out of 192!) highest number of cancelled operations out of all the Trusts in the country.

· This means Leicester Hospital Trust is in the highest 5% of Trusts in the Country for Cancelled Hospital Operations.

Commenting on the figures, Parmjit said:

"These figures are highly worrying. To be the 9th highest in the country means that many patients in Leicester in need of operations are continuing to lose out.

"Labour continue to talk up their successes in the NHS, yet the reality in many hospitals is the exact opposite.

"I have written to the Minister asking for a full explanation. People should not have to suffer in silence."

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

1. Liberal Democrat commissioned research, can today reveal that the Leicester University Hospitals Trust have the 9th highest number of cancelled operations out of all the Hospital Trusts in the country.

2. Figures are collected and published by the Department of Health online at:

http://www.performance.doh.gov.uk/hospitalactivity/data_requests/cancelled_operations.htm

3. Figures for 2004 and 2005 are collected on a financial year basis, from April 2004 to April 2005 and are published on a Quarterly basis (i.e. 4 month periods). The figures used in this press release cover the first three Quarters from April 2004 to November 2004 and represent the most up to date records available. The number of cancelled operations were calculated by adding together the number of cancelled operations for each Quarter, and then sorted into a descending order.

4. This news comes following a week of debate on Hospital cancelled operations:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4316791.stm

5. The top ten Trusts with the highest number of cancelled operations in the country so far this year, according to NHS website figures were:

1 BARKING HAVERING AND REDBRIDGE HOSP NH 1,653

2 PENNINE ACUTE HOSPITALS NHS TRUST 1,008

3 MID YORKSHIRE HOSPITALS NHS TRUST 926

4 NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE HOSPITAL NHS TRUST 866

5 ST GEORGES HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST 862

6 PLYMOUTH HOSPITALS NHS TRUST 852

7 NORTH BRISTOL NHS TRUST 803

8 ADDENBROOKES NHS TRUST 748

9 UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF LEICESTER NHS TR 715

10 HULL AND EAST YORKSHIRE HOSPITALS NHS TR 712