Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_4737

Date Request Received: 23/11/2018 09:35:51

Date Request Replied To: 11/12/2018 15:21:12

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Request Summary: Missed surgery

Request Category: Media

Question Number 1:
Can you please tell me how many patients have missed elective day surgery appointments in the last three years (2016, 2017 and 2018 to date) due to failing to turn up without notice?
Answer To Question 1:
Year Location Number DNA
2016 Day Surgery Unit 157
2017 Day Surgery Unit 151
2018 Day Surgery Unit 111
Question Number 2:
Can you also tell me what quantifiable costs were incurred by the trust as a result of the patient failing to attend their scheduled appointment?
Answer To Question 2:
It is not possible to quantify this.
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