Planned procedures

Statement by Liz Moore, Director for Acute Services

NHS Ayrshire & Arran will continue to provide both urgent and non-urgent procedures during the festive period.

However, past experience has shown that the post-festive period is traditionally a very busy time with a high demand for unscheduled care (urgent and emergency admissions) in our acute hospitals. For this reason, we routinely reduce the number of patients we would normally schedule for planned operations during the first week of January. We continue to schedule and carry out planned operations where cancer is suspected or confirmed.