Coronavirus in Scotland: Planned operations down 83% in April

02 June 2020 – BBC News

The number of planned operations carried out in Scottish hospitals in April dropped by over 80% according to official figures.

The ISD Scotland stats revealed the extent of the disruption to normal NHS work to cope with the coronavirus outbreak, as 3,406 operations took place in April, compared with 20,192 the previous month – an 83.1% reduction.

The figures also showed that the number of operations carried out was 87.5% down on April 2019.

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