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Tackling 40,000 wasted hospital appointments

07/12/2018

Improvements to the appointments system at Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole hospitals are being introduced to reduce the number of wasted appointments.

Every year around 10 per cent of patients fail to turn up for their appointments, equating to around 40,000 lost appointments. This costs both time and money, taking valuable resources away from the NHS. Many of these patients say they simply forgot that it was their appointment that day.

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