Thousands of operations cancelled in south of Scotland

Thousands of operations have been cancelled across the south of Scotland. Credit: PA

Thousands of hospital operations in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders have been cancelled over the past year.

Figures released by the Information Services Division, a branch of NHS Scotland, show the number of cancelled operations between May 2015 and June 2016.

  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway

1,970

Cancelled operations between May 2015 and June 2016

617

Operations cancelled by patient

  • NHS Borders

668

Cancelled operations between May 2015 and June 2016

159

Operations cancelled by patient