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Waiting Times

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are waiting for (a) out-patient and (b) in-patient care in Coventry; and what the (i) average, (ii) shortest and (iii) longest waiting time was in Coventry in (A) the last 12 months and (B) 1997. (97707)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for orthodontic treatment for (a) juveniles and (b) adults in (i) North-West Cambridgeshire and (ii) England in each year since 1997. (98472)

The average waiting times for an out-patient appointment following general practitioner referral for the orthodontic specialty are shown in the tables. Figures are shown for England and for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire strategic health authority.

Waiting times figures are unable to be calculated by age group.

Mean and median waits for 1st out-patient appointment following GP referral Orthodontic specialty, England and Norfolk Suffolk and Cambridgeshire SHA

Weeks

England

Norfolk Suffolk and Cambridgeshire SHA

Median

Mean

Median

Mean

June 1997

10.8

16.9

15.0

22.4

March

1998

12.4

17.8

20.0

26.6

1999

12.8

19.7

20.3

26.9

2000

14.5

21.1

23.1

30.3

2001

11.3

17.5

32.6

36.7

2002

11.6

17.3

35.0

38.1

2003

10.3

10.8

11.8

12.0

2004

9.5

9.7

10.9

11.1

2005

8.8

8.9

11.1

10.8

2006

7.9

8.0

7.9

7.9

Note:

Median and mean figures estimated from aggregate data

Source:

QM08R commissioner based return from primary care trusts/health authorities