Patient Admissions/Assessments

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 4th February 2004.

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Photo of Iris Robinson Iris Robinson DUP, Strangford

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients are awaiting (a) in-patient admission and (b) initial out-patient assessment in Northern Ireland; and what the comparative statistics were at 12-month intervals over the last five years.

Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

The most recent waiting list data available shows the position at 30 September 2003. Data in the tables refer to the position at this date in 2003 and at the same date in the previous five years.

Number of people waiting for in-patient admission to hospital (includes normal in-patients and day cases)
Quarter ending 30 September Number
1998 46,428
1999 46,689
2000 50,184
2001 56,713
2002 60,190
2003 54,257

Source:

CH1 parts A and B.

Number of people waiting for a first out-patient appointment (includes cancellations and deferrals)
Quarter ending 30 September Number
1998 86,152
1999 98,712
2000 119,298
2001 133,974
2002 146,818
2003 151,752

Source:

CH3 parts 1 and 2.

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