Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5538

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5538

Date Request Received: 04/02/2020 13:13:15

Date Request Replied To: 03/03/2020 10:00:33

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Request Summary: Cancellation of operations in Day Surgery Unit

Request Category: Private Individuals

 
Question Number 1:
Today, 3 Feb 20, in the Day Surgery Unit at SDH, how many patients were told late in the day that their planned operation was cancelled?
Do not include anyone who had their appointment cancelled prior to the list starting at 2.00pm
 
Answer To Question 1:
1
 
Question Number 2:
What is the advertised / expected waiting time (in days) for an operation date in the Day Surgery Unit at SDH after being referred by a Consultant?
 
Answer To Question 2:
National standard is that 92% of patients on an RTT pathway should be seen within 18 weeks.
 
Question Number 3:
What is the actual waiting time (in days) for an operation date in the Day Surgery Unit at SDH after being referred by a Consultant?
 
Answer To Question 3:
Wait times for operations in the Day Surgery Unit are influenced by many factors and can vary greatly. This means there is not a generic wait time for surgery as it depends on the following factors:

Clinical urgency
Specialty
Surgeon required
Complexity
Length of operation

SFT aim to treat the majority of patients within 18 weeks of referral as per the RTT performance standard but unfortunately this is not achieved in all specialties.
 
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