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Great Western Hospital: Waiting Lists

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average and (b) maximum waiting time for (i) in-patient and (ii) day case admissions was at the Great Western Hospital in each year since 1997. (259490)

The data for the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, formerly known as the Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust, as at March for each specified year, are given as follows.

In-patient and day case waiting list data—Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust1

Median waiting time (in weeks)

Maximum waiting time

Period ending

In-patient (ordinary) admission

Day case

All patients waiting

In-patient (ordinary) admission

Day case admission

All patients

March 1997

22.8

14.2

19.0

15-18 months

15-18 months

15-18 months

March 1998

21.4

15.9

18.3

15-18 months

15-18 months

15-18 months

March 1999

26.6

18.8

22.6

15-18 months

15-18 months

15-18 months

March 2000

22.6

17.5

19.9

15-18 months

15-18 months

15-18 months

March 2001

19.2

11.0

13.9

15-18 months

15-18 months

15-18 months

March 2002

16.5

9.7

12.0

12-15 months

12-15 months

12-15 months

March 2003

17.0

9.3

11.8

9-12 months

9-12 months

9-12 months

March 2004

15.8

9.6

11.5

6-9 months

6-9 months

6-9 months

March 2005

13.4

9.2

10.4

8-9 months

8-9 months

8-9 months

March 2006

9.8

8.6

9.0

5-6 months

5-6 months

5-6 months

March 2007

11.4

10.5

10.8

25-26 weeks

25-26 weeks

25-26 weeks

September 2007

7.8

6.5

6.9

19-0 weeks

18-19 weeks

19-20 weeks

March 2008

n/a

n/a

5.9

n/a

n/a

19-20 weeks

December 2008

n/a

n/a

5.5

n/a

n/a

17-18 weeks

1 Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust, March 1997-March 2008, in December 2008 it became Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Notes:

1. Figures show the median waiting times for patients still waiting for admission at the end of the period stated.

2. In-patient waiting times are measured from the decision to admit by the consultant to the admission to hospital.

3. Median waiting times are calculated from aggregate data, rather than patient level data, and therefore are only estimates of the position on average waits.

4. Data no longer collected by in-patient/day case split after 30 September 2007

5. Waiting times data collected in weekly time bands from 1 April 2007 and the maximum time band show the patient with the longest wait at the end of that period

6. Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust was in existence until December 2008, it then became the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Source:

Department of Health Quarterly Waiting Times KH07 and MMRPROV