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Waiting Lists: York

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for (a) in patient treatment and (b) day surgery was for each clinical speciality at York NHS Hospital in each year since 1997. (197131)

The information requested has been set out in the following tables:

Median waiting times in weeks—York hospitals NHS Trust by specialty

Period ending March

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Specialty

In-patient

Day case

In-patient

Day case

In-patient

Day case

In-patient

Day case

In-patient

Day case

In-patient

Day case

General surgery

12.2

14.2

20.4

20.6

11.7

11.6

16.2

12.6

15.6

14.4

17.9

16.5

Urology

9.2

8.3

12.4

7.9

10.9

8.8

11.1

10.3

9.5

10.0

9.0

11.2

Trauma and Orthopaedics

17.5

15.4

16.7

18.0

20.2

12.1

20.1

17.4

20.9

17.7

21.0

17.6

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

11.9

10.0

15.6

9.7

16.7

10.4

16.9

9.1

19.0

6.6

21.8

7.8

Ophthalmology

27.8

13.9

24.0

25.5

14.4

19.3

13.7

19.0

18.8

23.9

11.8

21.7

Oral surgery

13.3

17.0

13.0

24.5

9.1

15.0

10.5

12.4

8.2

8.6

9.5

7.2

Anaesthetics

7.7

7.0

6.9

6.7

7.5

7.1

General medicine

6.7

7.8

8.4

8.4

Gynaecology

10.4

11.1

11.9

11.2

12.6

16.1

17.3

12.2

10.4

12.3

14.7

13.5

All specialties

12.9

11.6

16.5

15.6

15.4

12.4

17.0

14.0

16.6

15.0

18.9

14.8

Period ending March20032004200520062007September 2007SpecialtyIn-patientDay caseIn-patientDay caseIn-patientDay caseIn-patientDay caseIn-patientDay caseIn-patientDay caseGeneral surgery11.913.813.513.410.810.38.311.34.17.44.15.2 Urology10.311.18.110.26.510.75.310.65.65.74.96.5Trauma and Orthopaedics19.817.112.313.612.811.410.59.98.210.24.84.7ENT18.97.510.87.07.29.59.17.04.29.4—7.9Ophthalmology14.617.811.39.85.27.910.55.812.04.5—7.0Oral surgery9.69.58.312.1—12.36.19.06.57.86.05.7Anaesthetics—6.9—7.0—4.1—5.1—6.5—6.3General medicine——9.413.9—10.7—4.7—6.4—4.8Gynaecology15.615.414.513.515.513.110.58.58.36.26.57.1All specialties15.813.711.811.710.99.79.08.36.56.74.86.3 Notes:1. The figures show the median waiting times for patients waiting for admission at the end of each period.2. These are calculated from aggregate data, rather than patient level data, and therefore are only estimates of the position on average waits.3. Specialties where the total number waiting is less than 20 have been excluded as medians calculated from these figures would be prone to fluctuation due to small numbers. This is why there are some gaps of information.4. Figures by specialty not collected after September 2007.Source:Department of Health KH07