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English Patients

Volume 406: debated on Tuesday 10 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many patients who are English residents have been treated in Welsh hospitals for each of the last five years for which records are available; and if he will list (a) the top 10 procedures carried out on such patients and (b) the numbers of each procedure carried out. [117281]

I refer my hon. Friend to the following tables:Table 1 shows the number of patients who are English residents who have been treated in Welsh hospitals for each year from 1998 to 2002.

Table 2 shows the top 10 procedures carried out on such patients and the numbers of procedures carried out over the last five years.

Number of English residents treated in Wales from 1998 to date

Admission year

English patients

199811,251
199910,942
200010,970
2001

111,319

2002

112,476

1 Data for 2001 and 2002 is provisional and subject to amendment.

Top 10 procedures carried out on English residents treated in
Wales 1998–2002

Procedure name

English patients

1. Other closed reduction of fracture of bone1,019
2. Normal delivery971
3. Continuous infusion of therapeutic substance877
4. Prosthesis of lens863
5. Diagnostic endoscopic examination of bladder752
6. Other intravenous injection676
7. Primary open reduction of fracture of bone and intramed658
8. Primary open reduction of fracture of bone and extramed541
9. Other operations on penis450
10. Diagnostic fibreoptic endoscopic exam/upper gastrointe424

Source:

Health Solutions Wales. Information provided to the third
character rubric.