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Echocardiograms: Portsmouth

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time is for echocardiograms to be carried out by the Portsmouth NHS Trust. (116424)

The information requested is provided in the table.

Diagnostic provider waiting statistics for Portsmouth Hospitals National Health Service Trust month ending 30 November 2006, length of time patients still waiting

Median wait (weeks)

Cardiology—echocardiography

13.6

Source:

Monthly diagnostics collection

The trust has an action plan in place to secure additional capacity and reduce waiting times.

By the end of 2008, no patient will wait more than 18 weeks from general practitioner referral to the start of treatment, including diagnostic tests.