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Tomography

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients in each health trust area received (a) an ultrasound scan, (b) an X-ray and (c) a CT scan in each of the last five years; and how many patients are waiting to have (i) an ultrasound scan, (ii) an X-ray and (iii) a CT scan performed in each health trust in the Province. (119151)

The number of patients in each health trust area who received (a) an ultrasound scan, (b) an X-ray scan and (c) a CT scan in each of the last five years are detailed in the following tables.

(a) Ultrasound scans

Financial year

HSS Trust

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Altnagelvin

9,618

10,751

10,948

11,486

12,301

Belfast City

14,158

14,747

15,935

16,624

17,046

Causeway

4,274

4,699

4,944

5,288

4,996

Craigavon

114,120

114,371

111,566

13,530

15,621

Down Lisburn

6,814

6,394

7,319

7,763

8,903

Greenpark

2,972

3,004

3,085

3,122

3,137

Mater

2,589

3,451

4,308

4,965

5,222

Newry and Mourne

5,228

5,614

5,668

5,892

5,638

Royal

14,026

15,804

16,760

16,814

18,455

Sperrin Lakeland

20,177

18,954

19,284

18,145

19,557

United

23,665

23,421

23,313

26,487

27,295

UCHT

11,194

11,688

11,774

11,843

12,382

1 South Tyrone hospital started to use the CRIS system in June 2004. The NIRADS system was used prior to June 2004. Therefore, the data detailed above for 2004-05 are not a full financial year and the data for years 2001-02 to 2003-04 do not include South Tyrone or Armagh community hospitals.

Source:

HPSS Trusts

(b) X-rays

Financial year

HSS Trust

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Altnagelvin

72,439

73,921

76,659

78,754

82,080

Belfast City

82,853

80,591

81,848

79,945

84,523

Causeway

37,915

38,728

38,025

39,352

41,240

Craigavon

173,715

175,651

177,513

100,229

108,892

Down Lisburn

41,811

42,261

43,000

41,847

44,985

Greenpark

32,770

33,041

32,437

31,165

35,533

Mater

38,630

38,009

39,345

37,635

38,022

Newry and Mourne

36,194

34,034

34,098

33,332

35,223

Royal

133,422

128,283

147,565

146,293

151,066

Sperrin Lakeland

49,664

50,224

53,354

52,517

53,621

United

124,266

129,885

133,650

129,929

137,971

UCHT

86,377

86,641

87,826

90,950

96,234

1 South Tyrone hospital started to use the CRIS system in June 2004. The NIRADS system was used prior to June 2004. Therefore, the data detailed above for 2004-05 are not a full financial year and the data shown for the years 2001-02 to 2003-04 do not include South Tyrone or Armagh community hospitals.

Source:

HPSS Trusts

(c) CT scans

Financial year

HSS Trust

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Altnagelvin

4,409

4,391

4,723

4,732

5,149

Belfast City

10,053

11,815

11,283

12,066

12,580

Causeway

2,450

2,547

2,890

3,067

2,724

Craigavon

17,666

17,614

18,332

11,058

12,794

Down Lisburn

2,299

2,228

2,474

2,547

3,076

Greenpark

0

0

0

143

854

Mater

2,593

2,702

2,838

3,168

3,187

Newry and Mourne

1,247

2,383

2,365

2,837

3,395

Royal

9,961

11,282

11,461

12,378

13,687

Sperrin Lakeland

4,579

4,290

4,444

5,574

6,539

United

3,396

7,412

7,451

9,149

10,359

UCHT

4,402

4,682

5,365

5,783

6,097

1 South Tyrone hospital started to use the CRIS system in June 2004. The NIRADS system was used prior to June 2004. Therefore, the data detailed above for 2004-05 are not a full financial year and the data shown for the years 2001-02 to 2003-04 do not include South Tyrone.

Source:

HPSS Trusts

The number of patients who are waiting to have (i) an ultrasound scan, (ii) an X-ray and (iii) a CT scan performed in each health trust in the Province are detailed in the following table.

Diagnostic test

HSS Trust

(i) Ultrasound

(ii) X-ray

(iii) CT scan

Altnagelvin

1,164

200

402

Belfast City

1,382

0

1,089

Causeway

1,041

155

319

Craigavon

1,725

206

810

Down Lisburn

718

168

77

Greenpark

123

0

30

Mater

470

21

484

Newry and Mourne

881

180

229

Royal

963

7

601

Sperrin Lakeland

747

42

52

United

1,999

274

809

UCHT

1,126

0

330

Notes:

1. Figures are correct as at 26 January 2007.

2. The information supplied by the HPSS Trusts has not been validated by the Department.

Source:

HPSS Trusts