Date lodged: 22 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many operations have been cancelled in each year since 2007, including how many cancellations were due to a lack of sterile equipment, broken down by NHS board.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 10 July 2018
The specific information requested is not available centrally. Cancelled operations data has only been available centrally from May 2015 and provides the number of operations cancelled on the day before of the day of surgery. Information is also available on the number of operations cancelled due capacity or non-clinical reason, but does not specifically identify the many cause of the cancellation such as due to lack of sterile equipment. Cancelled operations information can be accessed at the following link: