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Out of Area Treatment: Wales

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients from Wales received treatment at Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust in each of the last five years; what the cost of such treatment was in each year; and if he will make a statement. (307284)

Information on the number of patients from Wales who received treatment at Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust in each of the last five years is not held centrally.

Treatment is measured as a count of finished consultant episodes (FCEs)1. The number of FCEs at the trust where the strategic health authority (SHA) of residence was Wales2 in each of the last five years is shown in the following table.

1 Finished consultant episodes (FCE). A FCE is a continuous period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one health care provider. FCEs are counted against the year in which they end. Figures do not represent the number of different patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the same stay in hospital or in different stays in the same year.

2 SHA/primary care trust (PCT) of residence. The SHA or PCT containing the patient's normal home address. This does not necessarily reflect where the patient was treated as they may have travelled to another SHA/PCT for treatment.


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

Number of FCEs where the SHA of residence was Wales











Information on the cost of treatment of patients from Wales at Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust is not held centrally.