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Hospitals: Waiting Lists

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for (a) in-patient, (b) day and (c) out-patient appointments at (i) Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and (ii) Cheltenham General Hospital was in each year since 1992. (196419)

Information is not held in the format requested. Information is collected about median waiting times at national health service trust level, rather than individual hospital level. Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital are part of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The following tables show median waiting times at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and, before 2002-03, at its predecessor trusts, Gloucestershire Royal NHS Trust and East Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Median waiting times (in weeks) at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust

Period ending

Daycase admissions

Ordinary admissions

First outpatient (OP) attendance (from general practitioner (GP) referral)

March 2003

9.5

10.5

7.2

March 2004

9.1

10.3

5.9

March 2005

6.2

8.2

6.1

March 2006

6.0

7.5

5.8

March 2007

5.5

6.9

5.0

September 2007

4.4

6.3

5.1

Source: KH07 and QM08 quarterly returns from NHS trusts.

Median waiting times (in weeks) at East Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust

Period ending

Daycase admissions

Ordinary admission

First OP attendance (from GP referral)

March 1992

8.0

10.8

n/a

March 1993

9.6

10.8

n/a

March 1994

8.4

9.8

3.6

March 1995

8.2

9.4

5.3

March 1996

8.1

9.0

6.0

March 1997

8.7

9.3

5.5

March 1998

10.3

12.3

5.0

March 1999

9.0

10.2

6.4

March 2000

10.8

11.0

7.1

March 2001

9.8

10.2

7.1

March 2002

11.3

9.8

6.8

Source: KH07 and QM08 quarterly returns from NHS trusts.

Median waiting times (in weeks) at Gloucestershire Royal NHS Trust

Period ending

Daycase admission

Ordinary admission

(First OP attendance from GP referral)

March 1992

n/a

n/a

n/a

March 1993

n/a

n/a

n/a

March 1994

10.9

11.2

3.9

March 1995

10.0

10.7

6.6

March 1996

9.5

9.5

6.3

March 1997

10.7

10.9

7.2

March 1998

11.0

11.0

6.8

March 1999

11.9

10.4

7.2

March 2000

10.3

12.0

7.5

March 2001

10.0

11.4

6.7

March 2002

9.1

12.8

6.9

Source: KH07 and QM08 quarterly returns from NHS trusts.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in each primary care trust in London waited for (a) three, (b) six, (c) nine, (d) 12, (e) 15, (f) 18, (g) 21 and (h) 24 weeks and over for out-patient admission in each quarter of each of the last five years. (200366)

The information is not held in the format requested. Data prior to 2006-07 were collected in grouped time bands of four-week waiting times. However, the waiting times measurement was changed from banded weeks to actual individual weeks for 2006-07 onwards as the maximum waiting times reduced.

The information available about the number of outpatients seen in each quarter, for each London primary care trust since 2002-03, has been placed in the Library.