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Cochlear Implants

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cochlear implant operations were performed on patients resident in England in (a) English and (b) Welsh hospitals in each of the last three years. (119329)

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) shows that there have been 1,406 cochlear implant operations performed on patients resident in England in the last three years (2003-04 to 2005-06). HES is only able to supply data on operations conducted in national health services hospitals in England. Data have been supplied for residents of English strategic health authorities.

The Department does not hold data on the number of cochlear implant operations performed in Welsh hospitals on patients who are resident in England.