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Radiography

Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when weekly monitoring of radiology waiting lists across all trusts in the Province is planned to commence. (119146)

My Department commenced weekly monitoring of radiology waiting lists across all trusts in January 2007. This information allows us to monitor not only the number of patients waiting for radiology tests but also the length of time they have been waiting.

I have set a target that no patient should be waiting longer than 13 weeks for any diagnostic test by March 2008. My Department will use the weekly monitoring information described above to ensure that satisfactory progress is made towards this target.