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Heroin Addiction

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the waiting list times are for (a) residential rehabilitation and (b) treatment for heroin addiction, broken down by DAT area. [113783]

Longest Actual Waiting Times
DAT NameIn-patient detoxificationCommunity Prescribing SpecialistPrescribing Community GPsCare Structured Planned CounsellingDay Structured ProgrammesRehabilitation Residential
Barking and Dagenham332414
Barnet662306
Barnsley5626n/a12
Bath and North East Some6413341511
Bedfordshire433203
Bexley824222
Birmingham16012000
Blackburn with Darwen11616n/an/a1
Blackpool1236n/a223
Bolton
Bournemouth95143104
Bracknell Forest2543120
Bradford
Brent110223
Brighton and Hove1362228
Bristol, City of344445
Bromley63n/a313
Buckinghamshire621414
Bury896910
Calderdale462414
Cambridgeshire411411420
Camden211822321
Cheshire1382484
City of London4112213
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly1060525
Coventry372900
Croydon12721121
Cumbria969817
Darlington618183312
Derby0031330
Derbyshire2202633
Devon5833n/a14
Doncaster0900n/a0
Dorset6261521024
Dudley0101010n/a5
Durham312102440
Ealing
East Riding of Yorkshire81302226
East Sussex12323212
Enfield
Essex662161310
Gateshead0n/a100n/a0
Gloucestershire1690224
Greenwich131221203
Hackney6112205
Halton422n/an/a4
Hammersmith and Fulham355225
Hampshire16154121412
Haringey28n/a222
Harrow630333
Hartlepool11402311
Havering232233
Herefordshire122218012
Hertfordshire12965212
Hillingdon101n/a2n/a0
Hounslow362033
Isle of Wight1232233
Islington145671028

[holding answer 16 May 2003]: Waiting times for residential rehabilitation and the other main types of treatment services in all Drug Action Team (DAT) areas are regularly monitored by the National Treatment Agency (NTA). Waiting times for the treatment of heroin addiction are not recorded separately from waits for other drug problems.The latest available figures are taken from the DAT Annual Returns submitted in April 2003 and reflect the position in December 2002. Initial analysis indicates that average longest waiting time for residential rehabilitation was 7.1 weeks.The following table sets out the waiting times for the main types of treatment in each DAT area.

Longest Actual Waiting Times

DAT Name

In-patient detoxification

Community Prescribing Specialist

Prescribing Community GPs

Care Structured Planned Counselling

Day Structured Programmes

Rehabilitation Residential

Kensington and Chelsea232234
Kent52046216
Kingston upon Hull, City of8130223
Kingston upon Thames1443632
Kirklees052500
Knowsley811413
Lambeth
Lancashire113561214
Leeds1552n/a6
Leicester41043144
Leicestershire41023144
Lewisham4032264
Lincolnshire2331242
Liverpool81284n/a12
Luton443301
Manchester13110010
Medway58n/an/a216
Merton1122222
Middlesbrough440324
Milton Keynes217213114
Newcastle upon Tyne4132248
Newham222223
Norfolk3212215n/a32
North East Lincolnshire882128
North Lincolnshire81124n/a12
North Somerset191919688
North Tyneside381663
North Yorkshiren/a10341n/a
Northamptonshire822510
Northumberland282926
Nottingham8939n/a4
Nottinghamshire12121212910
Oldham1222215
Oxfordshire5341624
Peterborough411411420
Plymouth126544212
Poole93n/a1111
Portsmouth82n/a218
Reading
Redbridge64n/an/a410
Redcar and Cleveland232413
Richmond upon Thames421224
Rochdale386322
Rotherham250322
Rutland4104314
Salford1222223
Sandwelln/a4n/a2n/an/a
Sefton444444
Sheffield475227
Shropshire921422n/a18
Slough437316
Solihulln/a52223
Somerset3031125n/a32
South Gloucestershire230200
South Tyneside28n/a124
Southampton414n/a4n/a4
Southend on Sea206820204
Southwark40404816
St. Helens411104
Staffordshire793n/a26
Stockport8342n/a2
Stockton on Tees967740
Stoke on Trent796244
Suffolk583445
Sunderlandn/a12n/a823
Surrey2664390
Sutton123na1nana
Swindon1107564
Tameside8123002
Telford and Wrekin42539n/a0
Thurrock43n/a4n/a4
Torbay62014n/a4
Tower Hamlets6182416
Trafford222214
Wakefield999999
Walsall6636n/a4
Waltham Forest88n/a7010
Wandsworth2050248
Warrington443256

Longest Actual Waiting Times

DAT Name

In-patient detoxification

Community Prescribing Specialist

Prescribing Community GPs

Care Structured Planned Counselling

Day Structured Programmes

Rehabilitation Residential

Warwickshire4522n/a8
West Berkshire323206
West Sussex2921304
Westminster221343
Wigan1432233
Wiltshire
Windsor and Maidenhead0453020
Wirral242123
Wokingham323213
Wolverhampton42n/a224
Worcestershire02461n/a1
Yorkn/a824n/an/a
Average7.369.263.905.042.967.18