§ Mr. Hutton
Data on the number of operations cancelled, by region and health authority, for the time periods requested, are available in the Library.757W
Data are collected on the number of operations cancelled at the last minute. The latest published figures are for Quarter 1 2001–02.
Operations cancelled at the last minute are those cancelled by the hospital, for non-medical reasons, on or after the day the patient was due to be admitted.