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Cochlear Implants: Waiting Lists

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) children and (b) adults have been waiting more than (i) three months, (ii) six months and (iii) one year for a cochlear implant operation; (138259)

(2) how many cochlear implant operations have been performed on (a) children and (b) adults in each NHS trust since 2002-03.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cochlear implants were carried out in each year between 2000 and 2006 in each health trust. (138254)

Information on the number of children and adults waiting for a cochlear implant operation is not held centrally.

Information on how many cochlear implant operations have been performed on children and adults in each national health service trust since 2002-06 has been placed in the Library.