Health Care (Stoke-on-Trent)

Health written question – answered on 16th December 2003.

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Photo of Mr George Stevenson Mr George Stevenson Labour, Stoke-on-Trent South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for a first consultant appointment was in Stoke-on-Trent for each year since 1997.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

The table shows the average (median) waiting times for first consultant out-patient appointment following general practitioner/general dental practitioner referral for University Hospital of North Staffordshire National Health Service Trust (formerly North Staffordshire Hospital NHS Trust) and North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust.

Median waiting time (weeks)
1995–96 9.22
1996–97 8.60
1997–98 9.05
1998–99 9.16
1999–2000 9.20
2000–01 8.94
2001–02 10.14
2002–03 8.81

Source:

Department of Health form QM08

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