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Hip Replacement: Waiting Lists

Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time is for hip replacement operations in (a) Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust and (b) London NHS trusts. (167314)

Count of finished admission episodes (FAE) and mean and median time waited for hip replacements where strategic health authority was London by provider data for NHS hospitals England for 2005-06Provider codeProvider code descriptionTotal admission episodesMedian time waitedNTS 314BUPA Roding Hospital271—RALRoyal Free Hampstead NHS Trust170168RANRoyal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust47592RAPNorth Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust124191RASThe Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust220134RAXKingston Hospital NHS Trust17312RC3Ealing Hospital NHS Trust11854RF4Barking, Havering And Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust644166RFWWest Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust1001—RG2Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust272181RG3TCOrpington Treatment Centre223122RG3-XBromley Hospitals NHS Trust328193RGCWhipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust247179RGZOueen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust264167RJ1Guy's and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust348153RJ2The Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust1891—RJ5St Mary's NHS Trust73173RJ6Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust124118RJ7St George's Healthcare NHS Trust171145RJZKing's College Hospital NHS Trust217159RKEThe Whittington Hospital NHS Trust132149RNHNewham University Hospital NHS Trust103140RNJBarts and the London NHS Trust220139RQMChelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust25085RQNHammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust493135RQXHomerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust4379RRVUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust224123RV8North west London Hospitals NHS Trust338127RVLBarnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust461172RVRTCSouth west London Elective Orthopaedic Centre985165RVR-XEpsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust23615 1 There was no time waited data available. This may be due to poor recording of the admission date and/or decision to admit date. Note: FAE A FAE is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. Admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year. Data Quality Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) are compiled from data sent by over 300 NHS Trusts and Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in England. The Information Centre for health and social care liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data via HES processes. Whilst this brings about improvement over time, some shortcomings remain. Main Operation The main operation is the first recorded operation in the HES data set and is usually the most resource intensive procedure performed during the episode. It is appropriate to use main operation when looking at admission details, e.g. time waited, but the figures for 'all operations' count of episodes give a more complete count of episodes with an operation. OPCS 4.2 codes used: W37,W38,W39,W46,W47,W48Time Waited (days) Time waited statistics from HES are not the same as the published waiting list statistics. HES provides counts and time waited for all patients admitted to hospital within a given period whereas the published waiting list statistics count those waiting for treatment on a specific date and how long they have been on the waiting list. Also, HES calculates the time waited as the difference between the admission and decision to admit dates. Unlike published waiting list statistics, this is not adjusted for self-deferrals or periods of medical/social suspension. Source: (HES), The Information Centre for health and social care.