Almost 500 people failed to turn up for an appointment at an Aberdeen hospital in the past week.
Figures released by NHS Grampian, covering three sites across the health board’s catchment area, have shown the number of people who have failed to attend a scheduled appointment from April 15 to 21, as well as other figures.
A total of 495 people did not turn up at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI), which makes up 6% of all appointments last week.
This compares to 54 patients (6%) at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (Rach) and 69 people, or 5%, at Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin.
The statistics, which are released on a weekly basis by NHS Grampian, are slightly higher than those issued last week.
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From April 7 to April 14, 409 patients (6%) did not attend an already scheduled appointment.This compares with 55 (7%) at Rach last week, and 58 (4%) at Dr Gray’s.
As well as information on missed appointments, the health board published the number of people who attended the accident and emergency department at each hospital, and the percentage of those who were assessed and either admitted or discharged within four hours.
It also gives the number of operations carried out and outpatients.