NHS Grampian tops chart for the most cancelled operations this summer


NHS data published today has revealed that NHS Grampian has had the most operations in the country cancelled for non-clinical reasons for three months in a row, from June to August.

The figures issued by Information Services Division Scotland show that of the 159 cancelled operations in Scotland in August, 41 were in Grampian. That’s 91 out of 377 over the three month period.

 

The Scottish Parliament’s research centre has calculated that the underfunding for NHS Grampian has now reached £239.2 million since 2009, using the Scottish Government’s own funding formula.

 

North East Liberal Democrats Mike Rumbles said: “Once again NHS Grampian’s performance is the worst in the country and the lack of resources and capacity is clear to see. I’m outraged that this Scottish Government has knowingly and repeatedly failed our patients and staff across the North East.

 

“It cannot be a coincidence that our health board is also the most underfunded health care service in Scotland. By the Scottish Government’s own figures, NHS Grampian has been underfunded by a total of £239.2 million, over the past 10 years.”

 

ENDS

 

Notes for editors:

 

NHS Grampian allocation compared with NRAC target allocation

 

Actual allocation £m

NRAC target allocation £m

Distance from parity £m

2009-10

          660.7

          685.2

-24.5

2010-11

          678.5

          705.2

-26.7

2011-12

          691.1

          725.6

-34.5

2012-13

          711.7

          745.4

-33.7

2013-14

          743.8

          776.6

-32.8

2014-15

          773.3

          808.0

-34.7

2015-16

          827.3

          844.3

-17.0

2016-17 (a)

          847.4

          859.7

-12.3

2017-18 (a)

          853.0

          861.0

-8.0

2018-19 (a)

          871.2

          878.6

-7.4

2019-20 (a)

          908.5

          916.2

-7.7

 

(a)  allocations for 2016-17 to 2018-19 are revised to remove funding streams that are

(b)  not allocated on an NRAC basis

The total distance from parity over the whole period shown is £239.2m.

 


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