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Surgery

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting times were for (a) heart and (b) cancer operations in (i) Chesterfield, (ii) Derbyshire and (iii) England in each year since 1997. (225900)

Average waiting times for heart surgery for the relevant organisations are shown in the following table.

Mean and median days waited for a heart operation 1997-98 to 2006-07

England

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation trust

Mean days waited

Median days waited

Finished Consultant Episodes

Mean days waited

Median days waited

Finished Consultant Episodes

Mean days waited

Median days waited

Finished Consultant Episodes

2006-07

65

56

294,811

45

42

846

44

36

1,506

2005-06

74

60

287,215

52

30

896

117

45

1,547

2004-05

87

69

270,917

95

111

559

97

43

1,227

2003-04

100

70

254,710

2

2

32

52

21

1,156

2002-03

108

74

233,223

8

8

27

58

36

920

2001-02

109

69

214,077

1

1

44

60

41

990

2000-01

112

69

198,718

1

1

50

116

60

983

1999-2000

102

60

185,750

1

1

58

103

60

819

1998- 99

108

63

177,711

1

1

42

26

13

737

1997- 98

105

60

161,922

1

1

31

2

2

2

1 Denotes very few heart operations were performed in Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust between 1997-98 and 2001 02. Those heart operations that did take place were likely to be emergency procedures.

2 Denotes 1997-98 data have not been provided for Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust due to a complex merger that occurred during this time.

Source:

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The NHS Information Centre for health and social care.

Statistics on average waiting times between decision to treat and treatment for cancer surgery are not collected centrally. Performance against the cancer waiting time standard of a maximum wait of 31 days from decision to treat to first cancer treatment for the relevant organisations are shown in the following table

Percentage of patients treated within 31 days of a clinical diagnosis being made by a responsible specialistall cancers

Percentage

Quarter

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

England

2004-05

Q4

99.0

91.8

91.1

2005-06

Q4

100.0

98.7

98.9

2006-07

Q4

99.7

99.5

99.6

2007-08

Q4

100.0

98.7

99.5