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Waiting Lists

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will set out, region by region, the total in-patient waiting list in each district, showing the percentage change from the figures for 30 March 1986.

The information requested is given in the table.

Number of patients on the in-patient waiting list at 31 March for years 1986 and 1987 showing the percentage change
District Health Authority19861987Percentage change
Northern Regional Health Authority35,71137,3344·5
Hartlepool1,4051,66118·2
North Tees81093014·8
South Tees6,1495,519-10·2
East Cumbria3,0183,79625·8

District Health Authority

1986

1987

Percentage change

South Cumbria1,3571,217-10·3
West Cumbria1,3491,3963·5
Darlington2,2142,3978·3
Durham8201,03225·9
North West Durham6646832·9
South West Durham49883166·9
Northumberland1,8611,668-10·4
Gateshead1,1551,41222·3
Newcastle8,6329,3638·5
North Tyneside1,2071,043-13·6
South Tyneside6827276·6
Sunderland3,8903,659-5·9
Yorkshire Regional Health Authority45,44047,6434·8
Hull6,6276,9114·3
East Yorkshire1,1081,42929·0
Grimsby1,2451,40012·4
Scunthorpe2,0302,83239·5
Northallerton41969966·8
York2,6892,575-4·2
Scarborough1,6111,7247·0
Harrogate1,7992,05914·5
Bradford6,4117,17211·9
Airedale2,6492,100-20·7
Calderdale9869961·0
Huddersfield2,6972,175-19·4
Dewsbury661429-35·1
Leeds Western4,3974,7588·2
Leeds Eastern5,6636,0647–1
Wakefield2,2692,241-1·2
Pontefract2,1792,079-4·6
Trent Regional Health Authority61,87757,711-6·7
North Derbyshire2,6332,520-4·3
South Derbyshire6,5074,991-23·3
Leicestershire7,9628,2784·0
North Lincolnshire3,1582,819-10·7
South Lincolnshire3,9484,1906·1
Bassetlaw809535-33·9
Central Nottinghamshire5,4254,955-8·7
Nottingham8,2156,625-19·4
Barnsley2,4632,6005·6
Doncaster4,6414,6861·0
Rotherham4,2134,4615·9
Sheffield11,90311,051-7·2
East Anglian Regional Health Authority27,35228,0152·4
Cambridge5,1964,945-4·8
Peterborough3,2394,17628·9
West Suffolk2,6412,7624·6
East Suffolk3,0713,38110·1
Norwich6,9156,377-7·8
Great Yarmouth and Waveney3,5243,364-4·5
West Norfolk and Wisbech1,9262,0888·4
Huntingdon8409229·8
North West Thames Regional Health Authority43,80644,0070·5
North Bedfordshire2,2552,4217·4
South Bedfordshire2,1772,41510·9
North Hertfordshire2,8953,26712·8
East Hertfordshire1,4561,325-9·0
North West Hertfordshire1,8481,544-16·5
South West Hertfordshire1,9562,1369·2
Barnet4,1863,545-15·3
Harrow1,1761,168-0·7
Hillingdon7,6487,8672·9
Hounslow and Spelthorne5,1735,86313·3

District Health Authority

1986

1987

Percentage change

Ealing2,2191,504-32·2
Brent2,0101,903-5·3
Paddington and North Kensington3,1113,45911·2
Riverside5,6965,590-1·9
North East Thames Regional Health Authority171,934
Basildon and Thurrock6,0446,5418·2
Mid Essex3,6104,67229·4
North East Essex4,4133,296-25·3
West Essex5,0124,645-7·3
Southend3,1773,78819·2
Barking, Havering and Brentwood6,6406,488-2·3
Hampstead12,073
Bloomsbury14,40513,446-6·7
Islington2,4102,82617·3
City and Hackney6,0717,14017·6
Newham1,1171,63846·6
Tower Hamlets6,8087,86515·5
Enfield2,9153,0745·5
Haringey1,2251,004-18·0
Redbridge1,6732,39243·0
Waltham Forest4,3414,5043·8
South East Thames Regional Health Authority53,39460,16812·7
Brighton3,9154,0222·7
Eastbourne2,6853,29822·8
Hastings2,5302,88213·9
South East Kent2,6582,564-3·5
Canterbury and Thanet4,5884,8896·6
Dartford and Gravesham4,4144,8469·8
Maidstone2,1572,46114·1
Medway2,1053,39361·2
Tunbridge Wells4,9494,566-7·7
Bexley1,5321,95327·5
Greenwich2,6322,6872·1
Bromley1,9002,24218·0
West Lambeth6,4058,11126·6
Camberwell2,6812,9138·7
Lewisham and North Southwark8,2439,34113·3
South West Thames Regional Health Authority36,99336,148-2·3
North West Surrey2,9892,915-2·5
West Surrey and North East Hampshire4,7604,7630·1
South West Surrey3,2103,005-6·4
Mid Surrey2,3272,157-7·3
East Surrey1,6012,32745·3
Chichester2,4202,4641·8
Mid Downs2,2332,2882·5
Worthing3,4553,058-11·5
Croydon2,3502,5187·1
Kingston and Esher2,5762,418-6·1
Richmond, Twickenham and Roehampton3,3252,521-24·2
Wandsworth2,6492,7684·5
Merton and Sutton3,0982,946-4·9
Wessex Regional Health Authority43,07843,4820·9
East Dorset5,2905,4242·5
West Dorset2,2642,057-9·1
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire6,2477,64422·4
Southampton and South West Hampshire8,4928,217-3·2
Winchester2,3412,88023·0

District Health Authority

1986

1987

Percentage change

Basingstoke and North Hampshire3,5892,411-32·8
Salisbury4,4894,7175·1
Swindon3,0633,1944·3
Bath5,4495,5702·2
Isle of Wight1,8541,368-26·2
Oxford Regional Health Authority32,77632,742-0·1
East Berkshire7,4707,9055·8
West Berkshire4,5933,999-12·9
Aylesbury Vale3,8133,300-13·5
Wycombe1,0331,33329·0
Milton Keynes2,1212,61423·2
Kettering2,7903,54627·1
Northampton5,1644,144-19·8
Oxfordshire5,7925,9011·9
South Western Regional Health Authority42,93143,1590·5
Bristol and Weston7,9448,2133·4
Frenchay3,5063,458-1·4
Southmead2,2141,415-36·1
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly4,6894,434-5·4
Exeter4,7194,7370·4
North Devon1,3581,69324·7
Plymouth5,2815,8009·8
Torbay1,7811,602-10·1
Cheltenham2,1892,157-1·5
Gloucester4,3464,214-3·0
Somerset4,9045,43610·8
West Midlands Regional Health Authority78,54979,7611·5
Bromsgrove and Redditch2,2192,052-7·5
Herefordshire2,6562,94510·9
Kidderminster and District1,2981,58522·1
Worcester and District3,4493,4770·8
Shropshire7,6968,84214·9
Mid Staffordshire1,7061,648-3·4
North Staffordshire9,0239,0580·4
South East Staffordshire2,3742,67912·8
Rugby52865924·8
North Warwickshire1,8332,57640·5
South Warwickshire3,3662,631-21·8
Central Birmingham5,3465,4271·5
East Birmingham3,3672,865-14·9
North Birmingham2,2671,300-42·7
South Birmingham7,2917,5693·8
West Birmingham3,4794,69935·1
Coventry6,0914,81321·1
Dudley4,2443,889-8·4
Sandwell1,3991,92737·7
Solihull1,9671,578-19·8
Walsall2,8562,740-4·1
Wolverhampton4,0944,80217·3
Mersey Regional Health Authority30,77929,147-5·3
Chester1,8052,75952·9
Crewe4,6953,512-25·2
Halton319141-55·8
Macclesfield1,159760-34·4
Warrington2,6721,864-30·2
Liverpool8,3217,704-7·4
St. Helens and Knowsley3,8684,0745·3
Southport and Formby1,1451,36018·8
South Sefton3,6573,409-6·8
Wirral3,1383,56413·6
North Western Regional Health Authority60,24263,8816·0
Lancaster2,1002,31210·1

District Health Authority

1986

1987

Percentage change

Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde4,5244,5460·5
Preston4,7254,586-2·9
Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley2,0422,40417·7
Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale2,5402,148-15·4
West Lancashire1,9842,49525-8
Chorley and South Ribble7647700·8
Bolton2,8283,13811·0
Bury735731-0·5
North Manchester2,7532,528-8·2
Central Manchester5,4366,54320·4
South Manchester6,0126,4086·6
Oldham4,3814,92512·4
Rochdale3,0332,933-3·3
Salford4,1565,10122·7
Stockport4,7134,668-1·0
Tameside and Glossop1,6391,6450·4
Trafford1,5221,5421·3
Wigan4,3554,4582·4

1 No regional total given for North East Thames for March 1987 as figures for Hampstead Health Authority were not available.

Number of cases on in-patient waiting list at 31 December—NHS hospitals

Hospital/specialties

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

Chester District Health Authority

Chester Royal Infirmary Surgical specialties: Total2,5161,6581,4551,8952,164
General surgery924472525824973
Ear, nose and throat4121509614748
Trauma and orthopaedic921484410321342
Ophthalmology234260113139278
Oral surgery24199167121
Orthodontics10000
Gynaecology0273220397402
Other specialties: Total00000
All specialties—Total2,5161,6581,4551,8952,164
Chester City Hospital Surgical specialties: Total5070000
Gynaecology5070000
Other specialties: Total94200
Geriatrics94200
All specialties—Total5164200
The Countess of Cheshire Hospital (formerly the West Cheshire Hospital) Surgical specialties: Total00000
Other specialties: Total7121273221
Mental illness6016212920
Psychogeriatric05000
Geriatrics110300
Adolescent psychiatry00331
All specialties—Total7121273221

Crewe District Health Authority

Leighton Hospital Surgical specialties: Total5,3334,8055,4386,3494,008
General Surgery2,4562,2372,5932,8331,509
Ear, nose and throat865709654912191
Trauma and orthopaedic279267336402333

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services whether district health authorities are required to know the cost of care per patient by specialty in order to make valid bids for a share of funds allocated under the national waiting lists initiative.

When proposing projects for support from the 1987–88 waiting list fund health authorities gave the numbers of additional patients who could be treated for the funding requested. In most cases this was the marginal cost of treating additional patients and was less than either the full or average cost of patient care for the treatments planned. This approach will be adopted for projects funded in 1988–89.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the current waiting lists for (a) examinations, (b) operations and (c) beds in each specialty in each hospital in (i) the Crewe, (ii) the Chester and (iii) the Halton health districts; and what were the comparable figures at a convenient date in each of the last eight years.

[holding answer 3 December 1987]: The available information is given in the table.

Hospital/specialties

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

Ophthalmology198193158204217
Urology436430606755665
Oral surgery241292348374297
Gynaecology858677743869796
Other specialties:
Total032601
Psychogeriatric03220
Anaesthetics00050
General medicine000121
Dermatology000410
All specialties—Total5,3334,8085,4406,4094,009
Cranage Hall Hospital Surgical specialties:
Total172526300
Oral surgery172526300
Other specialties: Total151515152
Mental handicapIS1515152
All specialties—Total324041452

Halton District Health Authority

Crossley Hospital Surgical specialties:
Total00000
Other specialties:
Total44000
Geriatrics04000
Mental illness40000
All specialties—Total44000
Dutton Hospital Surgical specialties:
Total00000
Other specialties:
Total00100
Geriatrics00100
All specialties—Total00100
Halton General Hospital Surgical specialties:
Total00095187
General surgery00095153
Urology000034
Other specialties:
Total00041
General medicine00021
Geriatrics00020
All specialties—Total00099188