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Cancelled operations at ten-year high

More than 64,000 operations were scrapped at the last minute in 2013 – the highest figure for a decade, it has been revealed.

Reportedly, 64,192 of planned 2013/2014 operations have been cancelled for non-medical reasons.

Other figures from NHS England show that the NHS missed the four-hour waiting time target for A&E units with just 92.2% of patients seen within the four hour time period.

Data for all emergency departments, including minor injuries units and urgent care centres, shows they also narrowly failed to meet the 95% target, with 94.9%.