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Waiting Times

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate she has made of the (a) waiting times for treatment by and (b) capacity of the departments of the (i) orthopaedics, (ii) rheumatology, (iii) ear, nose and throat, (iv) general surgery, (v) urology and (vi) gynaecology departments of (A) West Cumberland hospital and (B) Cumberland infirmary; and if she will make a statement. (111661)

Local primary care trusts are responsible for ensuring that health services are provided to meet the needs of their local population. The information requested on waiting times at North Cumbria Acute Hospitals National Health Service Trust is shown in the following tables.

Provider based inpatient waiting times for North Cumbria Acute NHS Trust, September 2006

Number waiting, individual timebands (weeks)

Speciality

Total waiting list

Median wait (weeks)

Less than 1

1 to <2

2 to <3

3 to <4

4 to <5

5 to <6

6 to <7

General surgery

1,094

7.2

99

10 9

76

66

62

69

51

Urology

207

6.2

22

19

18

22

13

7

13

Trauma and orthopaedics

1,439

9.7

48

68

90

74

57

90

78

Ear, nose and throat

380

7.7

5

31

30

34

20

20

34

Rheumatology

0

n/a

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gynaecology

362

9.0

30

30

31

14

20

16

14

Number waiting, individual timebands (weeks)

Speciality

Total waiting list

Median wait (weeks)

7 to <8

8 to <9

9 to <10

10 to <11

11 to <12

12 to <13

General surgery

1,094

7.2

72

53

48

37

34

40

Urology

207

6.2

15

7

17

12

8

7

Trauma and orthopaedics

1,439

9.7

10 1

64

74

59

66

64

Ear, nose and throat

380

7.7

23

10

13

8

20

7

Rheumatology

0

n/a

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gynaecology

362

9.0

8

19

10

32

17

12

Number waiting, individual timebands (weeks)

Speciality

Total waiting list

Median wait (weeks)

13 to <14

14 to <15

15 to <16

16 to <17

17 to <18

18 to <19

19 to <20

General surgery

1,094

7.2

39

43

24

34

15

29

19

Urology

207

6.2

5

9

4

1

2

2

0

Trauma and orthopaedics

1,439

9.7

57

66

53

62

29

51

38

Ear, nose and throat

380

7.7

27

10

15

18

7

11

15

Rheumatology

0

n/a

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gynaecology

362

9.0

7

18

6

12

9

10

11

Number waiting, individual timebands (weeks)

Speciality

Total waiting list

Median wait (weeks)

20 to

<21

21 to <22

22 to <23

23 to <24

24 to <25

25 to <26

26+

General surgery

1,094

7.2

10

15

23

14

7

6

0

Urology

207

6.2

1

0

2

1

0

0

0

Trauma and orthopaedics

1,439

9.7

47

43

30

17

7

6

0

Ear, nose and throat

380

7.7

5

8

5

4

0

0

0

Rheumatology

0

n/a

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gynaecology

362

9.0

13

13

5

1

2

2

0

Provider based outpatient waiting times for North Cumbria Acute NHS Trust, September 2006

Number waiting, individual timebands (weeks)

Speciality

Total waiting list

Median wait (weeks)

Less than 1

1 to <2

2 to <3

3 to <4

4 to <5

5 to <6

6 to <7

General surgery

655

3.1

124

120

78

69

65

60

42

Urology

255

3.8

32

33

31

38

35

21

22

Trauma and orthopaedics

1,152

4.4

129

125

157

134

82

87

75

Ear, nose and throat

305

2.1

80

68

54

31

12

12

9

Rheumatology

109

5.3

13

12

14

9

6

4

7

Gynaecology

476

3.1

83

87

65

44

35

32

29

Number waiting, individual timebands (weeks)

Speciality

Total waiting list

Median wait (weeks)

7 to <8

8 to <9

9 to <10

10 to <11

11 to <12

12 to <13

13+

General surgery

655

3.1

33

28

12

17

7

0

0

Urology

255

3.8

18

18

5

0

2

0

0

Trauma and orthopaedics

1,152

4.4

91

77

59

66

42

28

0

Ear, nose and throat

305

2.1

10

10

6

6

5

2

0

Rheumatology

109

5.3

12

10

10

8

4

0

0

Gynaecology

476

3.1

36

21

26

13

5

0

0

Source:

Department of Health, KH07 and QM08