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Surgical Procedures

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) if he will list, for each health authority area in Wales, each of the non-district general hospital locations where surgical procedures are still carried out by consultant-led teams; how many surgical cases were treated in each such hospital in the most recently available 12-month period; and what was the number of cases similarly treated in each such hospital in 1980 and in 1985;(2) if he will list the non-district general hospital locations in Wales where in 1980 surgical procedures were being carried out by consultant-led teams, but which no longer do so.

Details of in-patient hospital episodes in 1988–89 under the care of consultants in general surgery, ENT, traumatic and orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, urology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, dental surgery, orthodontics, neurosurgery, gynaecology, burns surgery and cardiac surgery are published in "Bed Use Statistics" a copy of which is in the Library. Comparable figures for 1980 and 1985 have been published in "Bed Use Statistics" for those years, copies of which are in the Library.