To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what information is available as to indicate the
|Operations performed during quarter ending|
|March 1984||June 1984||September 1984||December 1984||March 1985||June 1985||September 1985||December 1985||March 1986||June 1986||September 1986||December 1986|
|Operations affecting Myocardium||36||46||29||28||32||18||12||8||21||45||34||40|
|Insertion of pacemaker||34||51||43||46||42||48||49||41||34||41||41||38|
|Heart valve replacement||18||18||10||10||12||10||3||4||12||26||13||12|
|Operations on Septum within Heart Cavity||10||11||3||2||5||1||5||12||3||6|
|Other Heart operations||16||20||4||8||3||9||1||4||13||13||8||9|
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what figures are available to him to indicate average waiting periods for heart surgery in Northern Ireland in relation to those in regions in Britain and elsewhere in the European Economic Community.
current waiting lists in Northern Ireland for each category of heart operation at present and at each quarter since December 1983;
(2) what information is available to indicate the number of patients on the waiting list for heart operations since December 1983 who have died before having their operation.
The table shows the total waiting list for cardiac surgery at the end of each quarter since December 1983. A recent review of waiting lists means that the figure at 30 September 1987 is not comparable with those at earlier dates. Information is not held centrally on the type of operation required by patients on the waiting list or on the number of patients who die before their operation.
|Waiting list for cardiac surgery|
|31 December 1983||444|
|31 March 1984||476|
|30 June 1984||428|
|30 September 1984||431|
|31 December 1984||389|
|31 March 1985||457|
|30 June 1985||434|
|30 September 1985||359|
|31 December 1985||468|
|31 March 1986||454|
|30 June 1986||459|
|30 September 1986||407|
|31 December 1986||409|
|31 March 1987||442|
|30 June 1987||447|
|30 September 1987||607|
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what figures are available to indicate by category and by hospital the number of heart operations performed in each quarter since December 1983.
The royal Victoria hospital is the only hospital in Northern Ireland which carries out cardiac surgery. The numbers of heart operations notified to the Department through the hospital activity analysis scheme are shown below.It is estimated that this scheme captures data on 90 per cent. of cases treated at the royal Victoria hospital.
The table shows the number of patients on the cardiac surgery waiting list at 30 September 1987 by waiting time.
|Less than three months||124|
|Three and less than six months||72|
|Six and less than 12 months||112|
|One and less than two years||114|
|Two and less than three years||54|
|Three years and over||131|
Because of regional differences in the designation of cardiac and thoracic surgery, it is not possible to compare the Northern Ireland figures with those for other parts of the United Kingdom or the European Economic Community.