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Waiting Times

Volume 404: debated on Wednesday 30 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients waited more than (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) nine months and (d) 12 months for (i) heart operations, (ii) cancer treatment and (iii) hip replacements in each NHS hospital trust in Suffolk in each year since 1997. [108776]

Primary Diagnosis (ICD10 COO-D48) Cancer (neoplasms) Main operation (OPCS4 W37 to W39) Hip Replacement Operations, (OPCS4 KOI to K71) Heart Operations & Procedures. Cumulative Count of Finished In Year Admission episodes, admissions from waiting list and booked cases by waiting time group NHS Hospitals, Suffolk HA 1997–98 to 2001–02 by Trust

Trust Code

Trust

Diagnosis/Operation

Under 3 months

More than 3 months

More than 6 months

More than 9 months

More than 12 months

2000–01

RGQIpswich Hospital NHS TrustCancer (Neoplasms)4439272118
RGQIpswich Hospital NHS TrustHeart Operations866

1

RGQIpswich Hospital NHS TrustReplacement of Hip Joint531951371ll85
RGRWest Suffolk Hospitals NHS TrustCancer (Neoplasms)2762544436
RGRWest Suffolk Hospitals NHS TrustHeart Operations26

1

1

RGRWest Suffolk Hospitals NHS TrustReplacement of Hip Joint2219116713690

2001–02

RGQIpswich Hospital NHS TrustCancer (Neoplasms)125210167132101
RGQIpswich Hospital NHS TrustHeart Operations86

1

RGQIpswich Hospital NHS TrustReplacement of Hip Joint54217178140107
RGRWest Suffolk Hospitals NHS TrustCancer (Neoplasms)7218114511593
RGRWest Suffolk Hospitals NHS TrustHeart Operations22
RGRWest Suffolk Hospitals NHS TrustReplacement of Hip Joint2619315411895

due to reasons of confidentiality, figures below 5 have been suppressed.

  • 1. The main operation is the first of four operation fields in the HES data set, and is usually the most resource intensive procedure performed during the episode.
  • 2. The primary diagnosis is the first of seven diagnosis fields in the HES data set, and provides the main reason why the patient was in hospital.
  • 3. Figures in this table have not yet been adjusted for shortfalls in data.
  • Waiting time statistics from HES are not the same as the published waiting list statistics. HES provides counts and waiting times for all patients admitted to hospital within a given period whereas the published waiting list statistics count those waiting for treatment at a given point in time and how long they have been on the waiting list. Also, HES calculates the waiting time as the difference between the admission and decision to admit dates. Unlike published waiting list statistics, this is not adjusted for self-deferrals or periods of medical/social suspension.

    The data has been cumulated from grouped waiting time counts of admissions. An admission classified in the category 'more than 6 months' would also be counted in the 'more than 3 months' category. Total in year admissions from waiting list and booked cases can be calculated as the sum of the counts for 'under 3 months' and 'more than 3 months'.

    Source:

    Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Department of Health.