Patients failed to attend nearly 130,000 hospital appointments in Leeds last year.

And over three years, the number of appointments where patients did not turn up or cancelled on the day topped 368,000.

The cost to the NHS in Leeds is estimated at around £21m last year alone.

Reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post. You can read the full story here. 

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