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Health Services: Waiting Lists

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients diagnosed with (a) cancer and (b) heart disease waited for treatment for over six months in Tamworth constituency in each of the last five years. (286339)

The information is not available in the format requested.

Cancer patients from the Tamworth constituency area would receive treatment from the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust or Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For quarter four 2008-09 for Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, of the 235 cancer patients treated, 233 or 99.1 per cent. of them began their first definitive treatment within 31 days of receiving their diagnosis and agreeing a care plan. For quarter four 2008-09 for Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, of the 180 cancer patients treated, 179 or 99.4 per cent. of them began their first definitive treatment within 31 days of receiving their diagnosis and agreeing a care plan.

Tamworth constituency is within the South Staffordshire primary care trust (PCT) area. Information on the number and percentage of admitted and non-admitted patients with heart disease for 2008-09 is shown in the following tables.

Referral to treatment (RTT) waiting time figures for the number and percentage of patients who are admitted and not admitted to hospital for the treatment of heart disease at South Staffordshire PCT

Admitted pathways

Of which:

Treatment function

Total number of admitted pathways

>26 weeks

Percentage >26 weeks

2007-08

Cardiothoracic surgery

231

20

9

2007-08

Cardiology

799

91

11

2008-09

Cardiothoracic surgery

400

13

3

2008-09

Cardiology

1,185

31

3

Non-admitted pathways

Of which:

Treatment function

Total number of non-admitted pathways

>26 weeks

Percentage >26 weeks

2008-09

Cardiothoracic surgery

388

4

1

2008-09

Cardiology

4,412

97

2

Notes:

1. RTT waiting times figures are collected separately for patients who are admitted to hospital for treatment and for those for whom a decision not to admit is made.

2. Data on non-admitted patients has only been collected since August 2007, so the only full year for which figures are available is 2008-09.

Source:

Department of Health Monthly Referral to Treatment Statistics