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Paediatric Cardiology

Volume 449: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children are awaiting an initial paediatric cardiology assessment in the Province. (74628)

[pursuant to the reply, 6 June 2006, Official Report c. 559W]: I am now in a position to provide the information requested.

The number of children awaiting an initial paediatric cardiology assessment in each applicable Health and Social Service Trust at 26 May 2006 is provided in the following table:

Health and Social Service Trust

Number of Children waiting for an initial outpatient paediatric cardiology appointment at 26 May 2006

Altnagelvin Group1

39

Causeway

13

Craigavon Area Hospital Group1

84

Royal Group of Hospitals

681

Ulster Community and Hospitals2

96

United Hospitals Group

58

NI Total

971

1 Altnagelvin Group and Craigavon Group trusts provided numbers waiting at 30 April 2006. 2 Subsequent to when this answer was initially prepared, Ulster Community and Hospitals Trust provided numbers waiting at 31 May 2006. Source: Health and Social Services Trusts