asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the number of children from Wales under 12 months old, one to three years old, and over three years old, who received cardiac surgery in hospitals in Wales and England in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what is the percentage in each category who were treated in Welsh hospitals.
Comprehensive information about patients receiving cardiac surgery outside Wales is not readily available. The following table contains an analysis of the numbers of children who were discharged from hospital in Wales in 1986 having been in the care of a cardiac surgeon.
|Under 1||1 to 3||4 to 15|
|Number of discharges/deaths||2||5||9|