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Liver Transplants

Volume 86: debated on Wednesday 13 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how many people died because of liver failure in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will estimate the proportion who could have been saved had suitable liver and transplant facilities been available;(2) how many

(a) National Health Service hospitals and (b) private hospitals have facilities to carry out liver transplants;

(3) what change there has been in the resources devoted to liver transplant work in the National Health Service over the last two years for which figures are available;

(4) whether there has been any cutback in the beds used for liver transplant work because the health authority had insufficient resources to staff them;

(5) how many people are on the waiting list for liver transplants;

(6) if he will take steps to encourage general practitioners to refer patients with serious liver complaints to transplant centres;

(7) how many liver transplant operations were carried out in (a) National Health Service hospitals and (b) private hospitals in each of the last three years for which figures are available;

Percentage of building built

Type of hospital

Post 1964

1940–1964

1919–1939

1891–1918

Pre-1891

Acute15105682
Psychiatric432883
Geriatric5496121
Other768772

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has concerning the number of hospitals in England and Wales that were built within the last 10 years, and in each 10-year period before that.

One hundred and fifty-eight hospital building schemes have been completed in England and Wales within the last 10 years and 88 in the preceding 10 years. Complete details for earlier years are not available centrally.Included in these figures are schemes costing over £1 million prior to 31 March 1978 and over £2 million thereafter. Direct comparison may therefore be misleading.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has concerning the number of hospitals in the north-western region which were built in the last 10 years and in each 10 year period before that.

Twelve hospital building schemes have been completed in the North-Western region within the last 10 years and nine in the preceding 10 years. Details for earlier years are not available centrally.Included in these figures are schemes costing over £1 million prior to 31 March 1978 and over £2 million thereafter. Direct comparison may therefore be misleading.