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Correction to Commons Written Answer

Volume 710: debated on Monday 18 May 2009

Statement

My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Ann Keen) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I regret that the Written Answer given to the honourable Member for Halton on 30 March (Official Report, col. 896W) was incorrect.

Data provided were not validated and this did not come to light until queries were raised about data for a subsequent Question. In addition, it is worth noting that Wakefield sits outside the North West catchment area and should not have been included in the previous table.

The correct information is given in the following table.

Table: The number of severe/complex burn cases treated by each burn centre in the North West in each year since 20031

North West Catchment Area

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Total

Paediatrics

Manchester

10

5

7

8

12

13

55

Liverpool

3

5

3

2

3

5

21

Preston

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Paediatrics total

13

10

10

10

15

18

76

Adults

Manchester

9

10

13

16

16

19

83

Liverpool

7

5

8

11

10

15

56

Preston

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Adult total

16

15

21

27

26

34

139

Uncoded data2

1

1

NW total

66

25

31

37

41

52

216

Source: The National Burn Injury Database (NBID) was established in 2003 and had no data available before this time.

1: Data do not include readmissions.

2: Uncoded for paediatric or adult case.