Nearly 15,000 children’s operations cancelled last year, data suggests

Some 2,894 children’s operations cancelled due to a lack of staff, data shows

Jane Kirby
Monday 03 April 2023 04:47 BST
Some 77 NHS hospital trusts in England provided the data
Some 77 NHS hospital trusts in England provided the data (PA Wire)

Nearly 15,000 children’s operations were cancelled last year, in part due to a lack of staff and beds, analysis suggests.

Data gathered under freedom of information laws by the Liberal Democrats show 14,628 operations were cancelled in 2022, up from 11,870 the year before and the highest figure for the last five years.

Some 77 NHS hospital trusts in England provided the data, which showed that 59,566 operations have been cancelled since 2018.

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