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Waiting Times

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients normally resident (a) in England, (b) in Wales and (c) elsewhere have been waiting more than six months for an NHS in-patient operation at English hospitals. (85854)

The following table details the number of patients who had been waiting more than six months for in-patient admission within English national health service provider trusts at the end of May 2006. The data are split to show the country in which the patient's general practitioner practice is located.

Number

Total

862

Of which:

England

34

Wales

825

Guernsey

3