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Out of Area Treatment

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many patients resident in England have received medical (a) treatment and (b) consultation in Wales in each year since 1997. (306513)

The following figures represent the published total number of all non-Welsh residents admitted for treatment in Welsh trusts for the periods 1999-2000 to 2008-09 but exclude out-patients. Reliable data prior to 1999 are not available. It is not currently possible to provide information on non-Welsh residents treated as out-patients at Welsh trusts. In the time available it has not proved possible to separate out the number of English residents treated as in-patients at Welsh Trusts but I will write to the hon. Member with this information as soon it is available and a copy of the letter will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

Period

Number of patients

1999-2000

9,890

2000-01

9,829

2001-02

10,689

2002-03

10,491

2003-04

10,539

2004-05

10,340

2005-06

12,671

2006-07

12,671

2007-08

12,537

2008-09

11,468

The information is drawn from tables available at

http://www.infoandstats.wales.nhs.uk/home.cfm?orgid=869

Due to a change in the procedures for recording the information figures from 2005 onwards include day-case patients that may have been excluded from statistics in earlier years.