NHS Scotland
NHS Scotland

Jackie Baillie MSP has called on the Scottish Government to provide more support for our NHS as the latest figures show health services in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are struggling to cope. A new report from ISD Scotland shows that 82 operations were cancelled in the first month of 2019, at an average of 2 operations per day.

Health services have to cancel operations due to a lack of hospital capacity or for non-clinical reasons like staff shortages or clean equipment.

The news comes after statistics revealed last month that almost 1500 planned operations were cancelled because hospitals couldn’t cope last year.

Jackie said:

“These figures are shocking. They show the impact that the SNP’s mismanagement of our health service is having on our NHS.

“Patients are being left waiting in pain because our NHS is struggling to cope with years of under resourcing by this government.

“NHS staff work incredibly hard all year round to ensure that patients can receive the treatment that they need but SNP Ministers have continuously failed to properly invest in the health service and its staff.”

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