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Dialysis Treatments

Volume 983: debated on Friday 25 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the total number of patients who have received treatment under the National Health Service in Northern Ireland on kidney machines in the past five years.

This information is not readily available. The number of dialysis treatments given in the period 1974 to 1978 was 13,300, but it is not possible without disproportionate effort to relate these treatments to individual patients.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many new patients have been treated on kidney machines under the National Health Service during each of the past three years in Northern Ireland.