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Orthopaedic Treatment

Volume 81: debated on Monday 17 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many orthopaedic operations were performed by each district health authority within the Yorkshire regional health authority and what was the waiting list for orthopaedic: treatment in each district health authority in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Information on in-patient waiting lists is available centrally by the specialty of the consultant but not by operation. The numbers of in-patient cases treated in the specialty of trauma and orthopaedics and the numbers awaiting admission to this specialty are given in the table. Numbers of operations are not readily available but nationally some 60 per cent. of cases in this specialty receive operations. Over half of the admissions to this specialty in the region are immediate and many of those on waiting lists already have a planned date of admission.

NHS hospitals, Yorkshire Regional Health Authority, Specialty of Trauma and orthopaedics
District health authorityNumber of in-patient cases treated in 1983Number of persons on in-patient waiting list on 30 September 1984
Hull2,584648
East Yorkshire1,965374
Grimsby1,330238
Scunthorpe1,865699
Northallerton1,013175
York3,743441
Scarborough2,232422
Harrogate2,677149
Bradford5,898721
Airedale2,624912
Calderdale2,602106
Huddersfield2,415386
Dewsbury2,068198
Leeds Western2,342436
Leeds Eastern4,171713
Wakefield2,553281
Pontefract2,293384
Total44,3757,283

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the incidence of hip replacement operations carried out within National Health Service hospitals both privately and on the National Health Service over each of the last three years.

We do not have information centrally in precisely the form requested. I shall let my hon. Friend have the available information as soon as possible.