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 if he will list the clinical areas where the NHS in Stoke-on-Trent has longer (a) waiting lists and (b) waiting times than the English average.

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

The table shows the number of patients, per 10,000 head of population, waiting for elective in-patient admission.

Specialty England North Stoke PCT and South Stoke PCT
Trauma and orthopaedics 51.25 63.58
Anaesthetics 0.96 1.37
Medical oncology 0.04 0.04
Mental illness 0.02 0.93

Note:

Position at 30 September 2003.

Source:

Department of Health form QF01.

The table shows the average (median) waiting times (in months) for elective in-patient admission.

Specialty England North Stoke PCT and South Stoke PCT
General surgery 2.56 4.02
Trauma and orthopaedics 3.52 4.16
Ophthalmology 2.87 3.06
Anaesthetics 2.25 3.19
Cardiology 2.47 2.83
Mental illness 1.64 1.71
All specialties 2.71 3.15

Note:

Position at 30 September 2003.

Source:

Department of Health form QF01.

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