In the Daily Record today:
Scottish Conservative MSP for South Scotland, Sharon Dowey, said: “Despite numerous announcements from the SNP on their mission to tackle NHS capacity, the figures show that the situation is only getting worse. I’m calling on Humza Yousaf [health secretary] to get a grip on this problem. “It’s nerve-racking waiting on an operation and to be told that it can’t go ahead will be devastating news for those suffering a lot of pain. That’s why Humza Yousaf must make sure that NHS Ayrshire & Arran have adequate resources to deal with their patients.”https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/ayrshire/cancelled-operations-across-nhs-ayrshire-27821371?IYA-reg=8cb5bf56-7ace-4e9f-860f-ba0bd78585bc
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust cancelled 201 operations for non-clinical, ie ‘resource’ reasons in October to December 2021 (most recent data available). It serves a population of around 1 million.
Ayrshire & Arran Health Board cancelled 67 in the same period. It serves a population of 376 000 or 38% of Norfolk and Norwich.
Ayrshire & Arran’s cancellation figure of 67, for those three months, was only 33% of the Norfolk and Norwich figure, 201. Ayrshire & Arran was thus cancelling a smaller percentage of planned operations – 33% – than its percentage of the population of Norfolk and Norwich – 38%.
MP for South West Norfolk CC is Elizabeth Truss.