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Surgical Operations (Fife)

Volume 129: debated on Tuesday 15 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list by specialty the numbers of people presently awaiting operations within Fife health board's area.

Information is not collected in precisely the form requested. The number of persons waiting for in-patient hospital treatment (including operations) in each specialty is published in table 6.5 of "Scottish Health Service Statistics 1986/87", copies of which are held in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many operations were performed in National Health Service hospitals in Fife in the last five years for which information is available.

The numbers of inpatient cases operated on in National Health Service hospitals in Fife for the years 1981–1985 are as follows:

YearNumber
198113,131
198210,552
198313,583
198414,086
198514,063
Consultants by specialty in Fife health board at September 1983 to 871
198319841985198611987
Total All Specialties7881818182
Surgical Specialties
ENT surgery22222
General surgery66666
Ophthalmology33332
Orthopaedic surgery44444
Urology12222
Accident and Emergency11111
Anaesthetics1113121212
Communicable diseases11112
Dermatology11111
General medicine66666
Geriatric medicine33344
Medical paediatrics33333
Respiratory medicine22222
Dental Specialties
Orthodontics and paediatric dentistry1111
Obstetrics and Gynaecology66666
Psychiatric Specialties
Child and adolescent Psychiatry21122
Mental handicap11122
Mental illness1212121011
Laboratory and Support Specialties
Haematology11222
Microbiology22211
Pathology33333
Radiodiagnosis77777
1 Provisional data.