Cancellations and delays cause major disruption at all Cath Labs - leading to re-scheduled appointments and inaccurate daily lists.
However, the problems do not stop there. As one appointment is removed, another must be moved up - possibly with a different profile. This has a substantial impact on the utilisation goals, since the new patient may not even be ready for their procedure - impacting staff efficiency as well as Hospital income.
This is a common problem for any procedure within NHS Trusts - the question is "What can we do about it?"