The total number of children’s operations cancelled for non-clinical reasons, broken down by the cause of the cancellation, for example due to lack of beds, operating theatre capacity, staffing issues, and equipment failures. Please provide this information for each of the past three financial years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20). In the total number of operations, broken down by cancellation reason, please include:
· Elective children’s operations cancelled at the last minute. For the purposes of this request, last minute means on the day the patient was due to arrive, after the patient has arrived in hospital or on the day of the operation or surgery.
· Cancelled urgent children’s operations.
For the purposes of this FOI, Children will be defined as under 18’s.