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Mesothelioma

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have died due to mesothelioma complications in each strategic health authority area in each year since 1997. (92686)

I have been asked to reply.

Information on mesothelioma deaths by English strategic health authority is set out in the following table. Information specifically on deaths due to mesothelioma complications is not available.

Mesothelioma deaths in England, by strategic health authority, Wales, Scotland and Great Britain, 1997-2004

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

20031

20041

North East England

126

100

119

123

154

127

112

134

North West

175

174

200

198

248

234

231

224

Yorkshire and the Humber

110

139

153

136

167

168

184

176

East Midlands

72

93

97

95

115

117

108

120

West Midlands

100

112

99

132

110

131

133

138

East of England

131

162

155

165

183

209

217

219

London

157

150

159

162

175

189

157

186

South East Coast

91

108

120

152

152

143

177

199

South Central

113

125

139

126

151

133

150

151

South West

106

171

165

136

175

171

172

171

England total

1,181

1,334

1,406

1,425

1,630

1,622

1,641

1,718

Wales

55

51

50

66

73

74

74

67

Scotland

131

155

158

140

158

170

166

179

Great Britain total2

1,367

1,541

1,615

1,633

1,862

1,867

1,885

1,969

1 Data are provisional because of the possibility of late death registrations. 2 The total for Great Britain may include a small number of persons with overseas addresses. Source: HSE, British Mesothelioma Register.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are receiving treatment for mesothelioma in each strategic health authority area. (92687)

We do not have information on patients currently being treated as data are gathered retrospectively.

Information on finished admission episodes and patient counts for 2004-05 where the primary diagnosis was mesothelioma is shown in the table. The information is broken down by the strategic health authorities based on the residency of patients, not where the patients are treated.

Count of Finished Admission Episodes and Patients Primary Diagnosis (ICD-10 C45.0, C45.1, C45.9) Mesothelioma NHS Hospitals, England 2004-05Strategic Health Authority of ResidenceFinished admission episodesPatient countsNorfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic HA341122Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Strategic HA8552Essex Strategic HA14895North West London Strategic HA8141North Central London Strategic HA5731North East London Strategic HA11265South East London Strategic HA15157South West London Strategic HA4323Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Strategic HA295135County Durham and Tees Valley Strategic HA19978North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire Strategic HA13952West Yorkshire Strategic HA13179 Cumbria and Lancashire Strategic HA18887Greater Manchester Strategic HA26786Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic HA246123Thames Valley Strategic HA9559Hampshire and Isle of Wight Strategic HA138107Kent and Medway Strategic HA10358Surrey and Sussex Strategic HA167100Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic HA210118South West Peninsula Strategic HA18484Dorset and Somerset Strategic HA7951South Yorkshire Strategic HA10352Trent Strategic HA20898Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Strategic HA16266Shropshire and Staffordshire Strategic HA9240Birmingham and the Black Country Strategic HA8246West Midlands South Strategic HA7641Wales7020Scotland**Northern Ireland** Foreign (inc. Isle of Man and Channel Islands)1310Unknown**England4,2702,080 Notes: 1. Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (i.e. the data are ungrossed). 2. Due to reasons of confidentiality, figures between 1 and 5 have been suppressed and replaced with "*" (an asterisk). 3. A finished admission episode is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. Please note that admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year. 4. Patient counts are based on the unique patient identifier HESID. This identifier is derived based on patient's date of birth, postcode, sex, local patient identifier and NHS number, using an agreed algorithm. Where data are incomplete, HESID might erroneously link episodes or fail to recognise episodes for the same patient. Care is therefore needed, especially where duplicate records persist in the data. The patient count cannot be summed across a table where patients may have episodes in more than one cell. Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The Information Centre for Health and Social Care.