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Kidney Machines

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the total number of patients who required kidney machine treatment but were unable to receive treatment because of the lack of machines during each of the past five years in Northern Ireland.

This information is not recorded because it is a matter for clinical assessment which patients would be likely to benefit from treatment. However, I can say that those patients likely to benefit most from kidney dialysis do receive treatment on kidney machines.