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Hospitals: Waiting Lists

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for a diagnostic test in Birmingham in each year since 1997. (321537)

The information is not available in the format requested. However, the average waiting time for a diagnostic test in each year since April 2006 is shown in the following table:

Financial year

Month

Median wait (weeks)

2006-07

April

5.2

2006-07

January

3.1

2007-08

January

1.9

2008-09

January

1.4

2009-10

January

1.7

Notes:

1. The median waiting time has been calculated as a total for all 15 diagnostic tests collected monthly

2. The median waiting time has been calculated as a total across Birmingham East and North Primary Care Trust, Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT and South Birmingham PCT.

3. Data prior to April 2006 are not available.

Source:

Department of Health, Knowledge and Intelligence, Commissioning and Systems Directorate.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were on waiting lists for hospital treatment in (a) South Tyneside, (b) the North East and (c) England in each year since 1997. (321584)

The data requested are shown in the following table.

Before 2003, South Tyneside Primary Care Trust (PCT) was part of Gateshead and South Tyneside Health Authority (HA), therefore these organisations are shown separately.

Total in-patients waiting at month end since 1997 (commissioner based)

Gateshead and South Tyneside HA

South Tyneside PCT

North East SHA

England

March 1997

8,749

n/a

56,363

1,131,201

March 1998

8,988

n/a

57,618

1,276,965

March 1999

8,277

n/a

50,900

1,060,356

March 2000

8,068

n/a

48,619

1,024,654

March 2001

7,561

n/a

47,088

995,123

March 2002

7,332

n/a

48,612

1,021,604

March 2003

n/a

3,379

46,214

975,338

March 2004

n/a

3,043

41,617

890,205

March 2005

n/a

2,630

35,175

808,810

March 2006

n/a

3,052

34,696

771,100

March 2007

n/a

2,800

32,599

691,885

March 2008

n/a

2,136

25,977

526,223

March 2009

n/a

2,402

27,666

565,772

January 2010

n/a

2,674

32,155

632,108

Notes:

1. Data for South Tyneside PCT prior to March 2003 relate to Gateshead and South Tyneside HA.

2. Data for 2003 to 2006 for North East Strategic Health Authority (SHA) include previous SHAs: County Durham and Tees Valley and Northumberland Tyne and Wear.

3. Data prior to March 2003 for North East SHA relate to previous HAs: Tees, County Durham, Newcastle and North Tyneside, Gateshead and South Tyneside, Sunderland and Northumberland.

Source:

QF01 and monthly returns from PCTs and HAs

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people waited for over six months for NHS treatment in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997. (321585)

The data requested are shown in the following table.

Before 2003, South Tyneside Primary Care Trust (PCT) was part of Gateshead and South Tyneside Health Authority (HA), therefore these organisations are shown separately.

In-patients waiting longer than six months at month end since 1997 (commissioner based)

Gateshead and South Tyneside HA

South Tyneside PCT

North East SHA

England

March 1997

2,562

n/a

12,473

283,866

March 1998

2,494

n/a

12,468

377,164

March 1999

2,301

n/a

9,880

276,752

March 2000

1,850

n/a

9,365

264,370

March 2001

1,497

n/a

8,765

242,953

March 2002

1,426

n/a

10,126

238,091

March 2003

n/a

346

7,819

189,045

March 2004

n/a

96

3,598

80,125

March 2005

n/a

23

1,482

40,843

March 2006

n/a

0

0

199

March 2007

n/a

0

0

352

March 2008

n/a

0

0

71

March 2009

n/a

0

0

114

January 2010

n/a

0

0

52

Notes:

1. Data for South Tyneside PCT prior to March 2003 relate to Gateshead and South Tyneside HA.

2. Data for 2003 to 2006 for North East SHA include previous SHAs: County Durham and Tees Valley and Northumberland Tyne and Wear.

3. Data prior to March 2003 for North East SHA relate to previous HAs: Tees, County Durham, Newcastle and North Tyneside, Gateshead and South Tyneside, Sunderland and Northumberland.

4. In-patient waiting times measured from decision to admit to admission.

Source:

QF01 and monthly returns from PCTs and HAs