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Health: Patients

Volume 691: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many male patients were treated in geriatric wards in the National Health Service in England and Wales during 2005 and 2006 respectively; and [HL3404]

How many female patients were treated in geriatric wards in the National Health Service in England and Wales during 2005 and 2006 respectively; and [HL3405]

How many male patients were treated in general surgery wards in the National Health Service in England and Wales during 2005 and 2006 respectively; and [HL3406]

How many female patients were treated in general surgery wards in the National Health Service in England and Wales during 2005 and 2006 respectively; and [HL3407]

How many male patients were treated in hospital wards in the National Health Service in England and Wales during 2005 and 2006 respectively; and [HL3382]

How many female patients were treated in hospital wards in the National Health Service in England and Wales during 2005 and 2006 respectively; and [HL3383]

How many male patients were treated in orthopaedic wards in the National Health Service in England and Wales during 2005 and 2006 respectively; and [HL3384]

How many female patients were treated in orthopaedic wards in the National Health Service in England and Wales during 2005 and 2006 respectively; and [HL3385]

How many male patients were treated in cardiac wards in the National Health Service in England and Wales during 2005 and 2006 respectively; and [HL3386]

How many female patients were treated in cardiac wards in the National Health Service in England and Wales during 2005 and 2006 respectively. [HL3387]

Data are not collected on admission to different types of hospital ward. The following table shows the number of admissions of male and female patients to the care of consultants in different specialties in the financial years 2004-05 and 2005-06.

Count of finished consultant episodes by specified main specialties and genderData for National Health Service hospitals England, data years 2004-05 and 2005-06

2004-05

Main specialty code

Main specialty

Male

Female

Unknown/unspecified

110

Trauma and orthopaedics

455,712

483,784

65

170

Cardio-thoracic

43,370

19,995

2

320

Cardiology

240,693

151,886

33

321

Paediatric cardiology

1,070

826

0

100

General surgery

721,479

746,037

119

430

Geriatric medicine

245,874

361,501

56

Other specialties

4,275,435

5,957,031

1,482

Total

5,983,633

7,721,060

1,757

Count of finished consultant episodes by specified main specialties and genderData for National Health Service hospitals England, data years 2004-05 and 2005-06

2005-06

Main specialty code

Main specialty

Male

Female

Unknown/unspecified

110

Trauma and orthopaedics

469,385

504,357

153

170

Cardio-thoracic

40,853

19,563

1

320

Cardiology

267,835

171,274

24

321

Paediatric cardiology

2,150

1,781

1

100

General surgery

744,406

774,059

190

430

Geriatric medicine

249,106

363,504

57

Other specialties

4,529,510

6,283,738

1,559

Total

6,303,245

8,118,276

1,985