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Waiting Times (Rochdale)

Health written question – answered on 7th March 2005.

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Photo of Ms Lorna Fitzsimons Ms Lorna Fitzsimons Labour, Rochdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for surgery for patients in Rochdale was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2004.

Photo of Miss Melanie Johnson Miss Melanie Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

The information requested is shown in the table.

Inpatient waiting list and time bands figures for the following trusts: fourth quarter ending March of each year

Month end

Unit name

Estimated median waiting time (months)
1997 Oldham NHS trust 4.30
1997 Rochdale Healthcare NHS Trust 4.08
1997 North Manchester Healthcare NHS Trust 4.08
1997 Bury Healthcare NHS Trust 3.25
2004 Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 2.78
December 2004(58) Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 1.93

(58)Please note changes in the time bands for this quarter.

Source:

Department of Health KH07.

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