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Worthing Hospital

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were admitted to Worthing hospital paediatric department in each of the last three years. (93351)

The information requested is only held at Trust level. The following table shows the count of finished admission episodes of paediatric cases for Worthing and Southlands Hospitals National Health Service Trust for 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2004-05

Finished admission episodes

2002-03

4,369

2003-04

4,717

2004-05

5,029

Notes: Finished admission episodes 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. Specialty Care is needed when analysing hospital episode statistics (HES) data by specialty, or by groups of specialties, such as acute. Trusts have different ways of managing specialties and attributing codes so it is better to analyse by specific diagnoses, operations or other recorded information. Ungrossed data Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data, i.e. the data are ungrossed. Data quality HES are compiled from data sent by over 300 NHS trusts and primary care trusts in England. The Information Centre for health and social care liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data via HES processes. Whilst this brings about improvement over time, some shortcomings remain. Source:HES, The Information Centre for health and social care.