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. 
The information is shown in the tables.
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
Under 3 months
|More than 3 months|
More than 6 months
More than 9 months
More than 12 months
|RGQ||Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust||Cancer (Neoplasms)||44||39||27||21||18|
|RGQ||Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust||Heart Operations||86||6|
|RGQ||Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust||Replacement of Hip Joint||53||195||137||1ll||85|
|RGR||West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust||Cancer (Neoplasms)||27||62||54||44||36|
|RGR||West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust||Heart Operations||26|
|RGR||West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust||Replacement of Hip Joint||22||191||167||136||90|
|RGQ||Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust||Cancer (Neoplasms)||125||210||167||132||101|
|RGQ||Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust||Heart Operations||86|
|RGQ||Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust||Replacement of Hip Joint||54||217||178||140||107|
|RGR||West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust||Cancer (Neoplasms)||72||181||145||115||93|
|RGR||West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust||Heart Operations||22||—||—||—||—|
|RGR||West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust||Replacement of Hip Joint||26||193||154||118||95|
due to reasons of confidentiality, figures below 5 have been suppressed.
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'.
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Department of Health.