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Hospital Appointments

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) in-patient admissions, (b) out-patient and (c) other hospital attendances there were in the last 12 months at (i) Ulster, (ii) Downe, (iii) Lagan Valley, (iv) Whiteabbey, (v) Mid-Ulster, (vi) Tyrone County, (vii) Erne and (viii) Mater Hospitals. [116975]

The information the hon. Member requested on (a) in-patient admissions, (b) out-patient attendances and (c) other hospital attendances at specific hospitals in Northern Ireland is detailed in the following table. The data relates to the 2001–02 financial year.

HospitalIn-patient

Normal

in-patient
Day

cases
Out-

patient
A&E
Ulster29,92611,192115,88363,148
Downe5,6861,64621,34924,199
Lagan Valley8,1814,28736,54136,600
Whiteabbey4,2043,80521,41631,215
Mid Ulster8,3922,30222,84225,061
Tyrone County6,9533,23526,64120,421
Erne11,0442,52521,91318,378
Mater Infirmorum12,5634,81255,33644,568

Notes:

Part (a), Inpatient figures at the Ulster, Mid Ulster and Tyrone County include Ambulatory Care attendances; other hospitals classify these cases as Out-patients.

Part (c), the only other hospital attendances recorded centrally are attendances at A&E Departments.

Information for 2002–03 will be published in September in the Department's annual Hospital Statistics publication, this is available in the House of Commons Library and from the Department's website http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/stats&research/pubs.html.