A new NHS report has revealed that 94 urgent operations have been cancelled at Poole hospital over the past year.
NHS England’s figures show that the hospital had to cancel at least one patient’s urgent and potentially life saving operation two times during October.
According to the same data, Poole Hospital was also forced to rearrange one important operation twice during a four week period.
This makes Poole one of just five of England’s hospital trusts, which had to cancel key procedures twice in the space of a month, while also making five single cancellations for urgent operations during October.
Figures show that these procedures included life saving surgeries, as well as limbs and organs. The reason for the cancellations could be staff or bed shortages, operations running over time, or administrative errors.
In Bournemouth, however, The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were given a clean bill of health. Unlike other health providers in England that have cancelled more than 200 important operations in the past 12 months, the trust in Bournemouth has not had to cancel any urgent operations in the same period of time.