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Knee/Hip Replacements

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for a (1) knee operation in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency was in the latest period for which information is available; (249549)

(2) hip operation in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland was in the latest period for which information is available.

The median time waited for a hip and a knee replacement in England, the north east, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland in the latest period for which information is available is shown in the following table.

Median time waited for hip and knee replacements1 of residents in England, North East Strategic Health Authority (SHA), Middlesbrough Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Redcar and Cleveland PCT in 2006-07

Activity in English national health service hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector

Median waiting time (days)

Hip

Knee

England

147

156

North East SHA

145

150

Middlesbrough PCT2

171

169

Redcar and Cleveland PCT2

167

168

1 The term knee/hip ‘operation’ has been classed as too broad by Information Centre for health and social care clinical coders. As a result we have provided waiting times for hip/knee replacements as this is a term requested frequently in other parliamentary questions.

2 Information Centre for health and social care are unable to break the data down by Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland, but have data for Middlesbrough PCT and Redcar and Cleveland PCT.

Source:

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