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Hospital Treatment

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many heart bypass operations were carried out in NHS hospitals in Northern Ireland in each year since 1995. (78760)

The number of heart bypass operations performed in hospitals in Northern Ireland in each year since 1994-95 is detailed in the following table.

Heart bypass operations in Northern Ireland

Number

1994-95

845

1995-96

872

1996-97

872

1997-98

834

1998-99

763

1999-2000

599

2000-01

581

2001-02

501

2002-03

530

2003-04

483

2004-05

560

Source:

Hospital In-patients System.