To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the total number of cataract operations carried out in 1979 and in the latest year for which figures are available in each of the 14 health regions.
Health authorities in England reported the following figures for 1988–89. The figures for 1979 are extracted from the 1979 hospital in-patient inquiry.
|Estimated number of cataract operations by health region|
|Region||1 1979||2 1988–89|
|North West Thames||2,500||6,300|
|North East Thames||2,200||6,300|
|South East Thames||3,100||6,100|
|South West Thames||2,100||5,600|
|Board of Governors (1979 only)||2,200|
|1Source: 1979 hospital in-patient inquiry|
|2Source: July 1989 planning statements—1988–89 outturn.|