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Hospitals: Admissions

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) children aged under 16 years, (b) persons aged 16 to 18 years, (c) persons aged 18 to 65 years and (d) persons aged over 65 years were admitted to hospital in each strategic health authority in each of the last five years with a primary or secondary cause of admissions listed as (i) sunburn, (ii) sunstroke and (iii) dehydration in each of the last five years. (212241)

Information has been placed in the Library which shows the number of hospital admissions for which sunburn, effects of heat and light (which includes sunstroke), and volume depletion (i.e. dehydration) are recorded as either primary or secondary diagnoses, by strategic health authority of treatment and age group.