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District Health Authorities (Patient Treatment)

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list for each district health authority (a) the total numbers of people waiting for treatment in September 1982, (b) the total numbers of people waiting for treatment in March 1987, (c) the percentage change represented by (b) over (a) ordering that list so that the district with the biggest increase is first and that with the largest decrease is last.

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

District health authority

September

March

Change September 1982 to March 1987

1982

1987

Number

Percentage

Rank

City and Hackney4,5867,1402,55455·712
Kidderminster and District1,0701,58551548·113
Barking, Havering and Brentwood4,4746,4882,01445·014
Mid Essex3,2464,6721,42643·915
Bloomsbury9,63213,4463,81439·616
Redbridge1,7192,39267339·217
Bromsgrove and Redditch1,4752,05257739·118
Waltham Forest3,2714,5041,23337·719
West Suffolk2,0272,76273536·320
West Lambeth6,0388,1112,07334·321
North Warwickshire1,9442,57663232·522
South East Staffordshire2,0262,67965332·223
Worcester and District2,6513,47782631·224
Tower Hamlets6,0037,8651,86231·025
Hillingdon6,0097,8671,85830·926
Wolverhampton3,6774,8021,12530·627
Herefordshire2,2722,94567329·628
Lancaster1,7842,31252829·629
Eastbourne2,5523,29874629·230
West Surrey and North East Hampshire3,7084,7631,05528·531
South West Surrey2,3853,00562026·032
North West Surrey2,3152,91560025·933
Rochdale2,3422,93359125·234
Winchester2,3092,88057124·735
Airedale1,6862,10041424·636
Kettering2,8483,54669824·537
East Dorset4,3615,4241,06324·438
St· Helens and Knowsley3,2884,07478623·939
West Norfolk and Wisbech1,6882,08840023·740
Paddington and North Kensington2,8133,45964623·041
West Berkshire3,2563,99974322·842
Central Manchester5,3586,5431,18522·143
Cheltenham1,7822,15737521·044
Trafford1,3011,54224118·545
Chorley and South Ribble65177011918·346
Canterbury and Thanet4,1364,88975318·247
Wycombe1,1341,33319917·548
Southend3,2483,78854016·649
Bromley1,9312,24231116·150
Leicestershire7,1778,2781,10115·351
Rotherham3,8714,46159015·252
Bristol and Weston7,1428,2131,07115·053
East Cumbria3,3233,79647314·254
Greenwich2,3622,68732513·855
Hastings2,5472,88233513·256
Swindon2,8253,19436913·157
Maidstone2,1902,46127112·458
Northallerton6236997612·259
Sandwell1,7211,92720612·060
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire6,8317,64481311·961
Basildon and Thurrock5,8886,54165311·162
Peterborough3,7704,17640610·863
Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde4,1174,54642910·464
West Birmingham4,2694,69943010·165
South Birmingham6,8787,56969110·066
Leeds Western4,3304,7584289·967
Somerset4,9495,4364879·868
Brent1,7371,9031669·669
East Suffolk3,0973,3812849·270
Richmond, Twickenham and Roehampton3132,5212089·071
North Deven1,5581,6931358·772
Bradford6,6637,1725097·673
South West Hertfordshire1,9862,1361507·674
Exeter4,4364,7373016·875
South Cumbria1,1521,217655·676
Stockport4,4304,6682385·477
Shropshire8,4418,8424014·878
Brighton3,8634,0221594·179
Medway3,2733,3931203·780
North Hertfordshire3,1553,2671123·581
South West Durham803831283·582
West Lancashire2,4332,495622·583
North Staffordshire8,8629,0581962·284
West Dorset2,0152,057422·185
Isle of Wight1,3491,368191·486

District health authority

September

March

Change September 1982 to March 1987

1982

1987

Number

Percentage

Rank

South Bedfordshire2,3822,415331·487
Ealing1,4891,504151·088
Mid Surrey2,1502,15770·389
Enfield3,0683,07460·290
Southport and Formby1,3731,360-13-0·991
Salisbury4,7704,717-53-1·192
Plymouth5,8975,800-97-1·693
Leeds Eastern6,1696,064-105-1·794
Hull7,0506,911-139-2·095
Barnet3,6283,545-83-2·396
Oldham5,0714,925-146-2·997
East Berkshire8,2447,905-339-4·198
Wigan4,6774,458-219-4·799
York2,7102,575-135-5·0200
Salford5,3715,101-270-5·01·01
Riverside5,8885,590-298-5·11·02
South Lincolnshire4,4284,190-238-5·4103
North East Essex3,5103,296-214-6·1104
Chester2,9402,759-181-6·2105
Bolton3,3483,138-210-6·3106
North Bedfordshire2,6572,421-236-8·9107
Southampton and South West Hampshire9,0808,217-863-9·5108
Hartlepool1,8411,661-180-9·8109
Liverpool8,5537,704-849-9·9110
Chichester2,7862,464-322-11·6111
Northumberland1,8961,668-228-12·0112
Mid Downs2,6212,288-333-12·7113
Preston5,2874,586-701-13·3114
Camberwell3,3882,913-475-14·0115
Wandsworth3,2392,768-471-14·5116
Calderdale1,166996-170-14·6117
Harrow1,3701,168-202-14·7118
Gateshead1,6611,412-249-15·0119
Gloucester4,9594,214-745-15·0120
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly5,2384,434-804-15·3121
Oxfordshire7,0035,901-1,102-15·7122
Walsall3,3242,740-584-17·6123
South Warwickshire3,1942,631-563-17·6124
Worthing3,7563,058-698-18·6125
Croydon3,0932,518-575-18·6126
Newcastle11,5249,363-2,161-18·8127
Merton and Sutton3,6392,946-693-19·0128
Pontefract2,5692,079-490-19·1129
Great Yarmouth and Waveney4,1943,364-830-19·8130
Southern Derbyshire6,3224,991-1,331-21·1131
South Manchester8,1206,408-1,712-21·1132
Scarborough2,2001,724-476-21·6133
Doncaster6,1324,686-1,446-23·6134
Darlington3,1402,397-743-23·7135
Rugby864659-205-23·7136
Kingston and Esher3,1942,418-776-24·3137
Wirral4,7143,564-1,150-24·4138
Sheffield14,67811,051-3,627-24·7139
Sunderland4,8893,659-1,230-25·2140
Bury979731-248-25·3141
West Cumbria1,8701,396-474-25·3142
East Yorkshire1,9241,429-495-25·7143
Cambridge6,7084,945-1,763-26·3144
Newham2,2221,638-584-26·3145
Tunbridge Wells6,2204,566-1,654-26·6146
Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley3,2942,404-890-27·0147
North Derbyshire3,5112,520-991-28·2148
East Hertfordshire1,8471,325-522-28·3149
Dudley5,4413,889-1,552-28·5150
Central Birmingham7,6355,427-2,208-28·9151
Wakefield3,2162,241-975-30·3152
South Tyneside1,047727-320-30·6153
Durham1,4891,032-457-30·7154
Solihull2,2781,578-700-30·7155
Central Nottinghamshire7,1544,955-2,199-30·7156
Bath8,0795,570-2,509-31·1157
Crewe5,1283,512-1,616-31·5158
North Lincolnshire4,1292,819-1,31031·7159
Torbay2,3681,602-766-32·3160
Mid Staffordshire2,4401,648-792-32·5161

District health authority

September

March

Change September 1982 to March 1987

1982

1987

Number

Percentage

Rank

Barnsley3,9342,600-1,334-33·9162
Huddersfield3,3082,175-1,133-34·3163
Basingstoke and North Hampshire3,6982,411-1,287-34·8164
South East Kent3,9462,564-1,382-35·0165
East Birmingham4,6002,865-1,735-37·7166
Scunthorpe4,6092,832-1,777-38·6167
Warrington3,0371,864-1,173-38·6168
Northampton6,7934,144-2,649-39·0169
Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale3,5422,148-1,394-39·4170
North Tyneside1,7211,043-678-39·4171
Nottingham10,9886,625-4,363-39·7172
Grimsby2,3551,400-955-40·6173
Frenchay5,8553,458-2,397-40·9174
Haringey1,7081,004-704-41·2175
Norwich10,9806,377-4,603-41·9176
Tameside and Glossop2,8661,645-1,221-42·6177
North West Hertfordshire2,6971,544-1,153-42·8178
Coventry8,7594,813-3,946-45·1179
South Sefton6,3323,409-2,923-46·2180
North Manchester4,7262,528-2,198-46·5181
South Tees10,3195,519-4,800-46·5182
North West Durham1,325683-642-48·5183
Aylesbury Vale'6,4503,300-3,150-48·8184
Southmead2,9581,415-1,543-52·2185
North Birmingham2,7231,300-1,423-52·3186
North Tees1,958930-1,028-52·5187
Bassetlaw1,185535-650-54·9188
Dewsbury1,181429-752-63·7189
Macclesfield2,302760-1,542-67·0190
Hampstead21,979ֵ

1 The waiting list for Milton Keynes was formerly held by Aylesbury Vale health authority but was taken over by Milton Keynes health authority in 1984 following the development of Milton Keynes general hospital· The above table shows a comparable reduction in the Aylesbury Vale figures·

2 As no March 1987 figures available for Hampstead health authority this authority has been excluded from the national ranking·