To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give for each year since 1982 (a) the number of people receiving kidney dialysis treatment and (b) the number of people who have received kidney transplants.
According to information supplied by the European dialysis and transplant association registry, the number of patients treated on all forms of dialysis on 31 December in each year since 1982 was as follows:
|Number of patients treated in United Kingdom|
|1 Provisional data.|
|Kidney transplants with the National Health Service|
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services when the report by Sir Raymond Hoffenberg about the kidney transplant service will be released; and if he will make a statement about the delay in its release.
We have been considering this report carefully, and hope to publish it shortly.