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Knee Replacements

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 18 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for knee replacement operations was in (a) Halton, Cheshire and (b) England in each year since 2001. (279535)

Median time waited (days) for knee replacement operations1 for Halton and St. Helens Primary Care Trust (PCT) of residence (2006-07, 2007-08), Halton PCT (2001-02 to 2005-06) and England are shown in the following table.

1 The main procedure is the first recorded procedure or intervention in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data set and is usually the most resource intensive procedure or intervention performed during the episode.

Median time waited (days)

Primary Care Trust of residence

Regional

National (England)

2007-08

Halton and St Helens Primary Care Trust

96

114

2006-07

Halton and St Helens Primary Care Trust

148

156

2005-06

Halton Primary Care Trust

193

169

2004-05

Halton Primary Care Trust

252

203

2003-04

Halton Primary Care Trust

262

253

2002-03

Halton Primary Care Trust

309

281

2001-02

Halton Primary Care Trust

380

277

Source:

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