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Hospitals: Waiting Lists

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of hospital waiting times in (a) Ribble Valley constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) nationally. (282262)

The Department does not collect referral to treatment waiting times data at constituency level or at county level. However, the following table shows the average referral to treatment times for primary care trusts serving Ribble Valley constituency, North West strategic health authority (SHA) and England in April 2009 (latest published data):

Median referral to treatment times

Weeks

Admitted pathways

Non-admitted pathways

East Lancashire Primary Care Trust

6.6

4.7

Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust

6.1

4.8

North West SHA

7.5

4.2

England

7.7

4.2

Source:

Department of Health Referral to Treatment data.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of average waiting times for hospital treatment in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) the London Borough of Bexley and (c) Greater London. (282474)

The Department collects referral to treatment (RTT) data at trust and primary care trust level. Average (median) RTT waiting times for April 2009 (latest published data) are as follows:

Median RTT times

Weeks

Admitted pathways

Non-admitted pathways

Bexley Care Trust

6.4

4.2

London Strategic Health Authority

7.2

4.0

England

7.7

4.2