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Cataracts: Surgery

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cataract operations have been performed by the NHS in each of the past five years, broken down by strategic health authority; and if she will make a statement. (138532)

[holding answer 23 May 2007]: The following table shows the numbers of admissions to hospital for a cataract operation in the last five years. The table does not include cataract operations carried out on an out-patient basis.

Strategic health authority

2005-06

2004-05

2003-04

2002-03

2001-02

Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire

16,677

16,938

16,310

14,868

12,778

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

8,334

9,594

8,796

7,347

6,438

Essex

10,301

10,583

11,785

9,126

8,882

North West London

9,816

9,901

9,454

8,570

7,586

North Central London

5,981

6,695

6,105

5,413

4,913

North East London

7,985

8,478

9,146

7,344

5,687

South East London

6,596

6,800

7,882

7,131

5,580

South West London

6,688

6,146

7,660

6,597

5,878

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

10,675

10,769

10,506

9,852

9,045

County Durham and Tees Valley

7,701

8,346

7,206

6,729

5,790

North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire

9,617

10,477

10,168

9,569

7,417

West Yorkshire

10,291

12,074

10,992

10,852

10,889

Cumbria and Lancashire

11,967

12,679

13,330

12,216

10,318

Greater Manchester

13,147

14,087

13,403

13,338

13,046

Cheshire and Merseyside

12,545

12,516

14,356

11,849

11,773

Thames Valley

10,733

11,026

11,730

9,378

9,993

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

11,837

13,468

11,695

9,692

8,430

Kent and Medway

10,101

9,079

9,540

8,846

7,383

Surrey and Sussex

16,170

14,844

15,515

13,063

12,098

Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire

12,508

14,455

12,282

12,279

11,132

South West Peninsula

11,252

12,866

12,101

10,301

10,022

Dorset and Somerset

8,185

8,064

8,748

8,116

7,225

South Yorkshire

8,546

8,967

8,469

9,024

7,311

Trent

17,693

17,458

16,251

14,794

13,751

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland

7,417

7,285

6,995

6,388

6,364

Shropshire and Staffordshire

7,172

8,090

8,654

7,248

7,412

Birmingham and the Black Country

12,153

12,089

12,505

12,116

12,053

West Midlands South

6,508

7,170

7,721

7,804

7,836

288,596

300,944

299,305

269,850

247,030

Note:

The figures given do not represent the number of patients, as a patient may have more than one episode of care within the year.

Source:

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The Information Centre for health and social care.