Waiting Times (North-west)

Health written question – answered on 5th April 2005.

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Photo of Louise Ellman Louise Ellman Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Riverside

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his assessment is of the change in patient waiting times since 1997 in (a) Liverpool, (b) Merseyside and (c) the north-west.

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

holding answer 4 April 2005

The information requested is shown in the tables.

Number of patients waiting for in-patient admission 1997 and 2005 (commissioner based)—January 2005
Patients waiting for admission by month waiting
Primary care trust (PCT)/Strategic health

authority (SHA)

Total waiting 0–2 months 3–5 months 6–8 months 9–12 months 12–15 months
North Liverpool PCT 2,296 1,815 394 87 0 0
Central Liverpool PCT 4,186 2,832 960 394 0 0
South Liverpool PCT 1,656 1,123 394 139 0 0
Liverpool total 8,138 5,770 1,748 620 0 0
Cumbria and Lancashire SHA 37,541 24,199 9,916 3,425 0 1
Greater Manchester SHA 52,804 36,382 12,868 3,554 0 0
Cheshire and Merseyside SHA 42,938 28,182 10,734 4,015 6 1
Patients waiting for admission by month waiting
Primary care trust (PCT)/Strategic health

authority (SHA)

15–17 months 18–20 months 21–23 months 24 plus Percentage waiting

<3 months

Percentage waiting

<6 months

North Liverpool PCT 0 0 0 0 79.1 96.2
Central Liverpool PCT 0 0 0 0 67.7 90.6
South Liverpool PCT 0 0 0 0 67.8 91.6
Liverpool total 0 0 0 0 70.9 92.4
Cumbria and Lancashire SHA 0 0 0 0 64.5 90.9
Greater Manchester SHA 0 0 0 0 68.9 93.3
Cheshire and Merseyside SHA 0 0 0 0 65.6 90.6
March 1997
Patients waiting for admission by month waiting
Total waiting 0–2 months 3–5 months 6–8 months 9–12 months 12–15 months
Liverpool HA 13,146 7,219 2,857 1,528 956 427
Cumbria and Lancashire SHA 50,907 25,261 13,053 7,731 4,489 336
Greater Manchester SHA 76,328 40,258 17,155 10,313 6,645 1,646
Cheshire and Merseyside SHA 66,359 34,091 15,334 9,079 6,315 1,361
Patients waiting for admission by month waiting
15–17 months 18–20 months 21–23 months 24 plus Percentage waiting

<3 months

Percentage waiting

<6 months

Liverpool HA 132 26 1 0 54.9 76.6
Cumbria and Lancashire SHA 31 6 0 0 49.6 75.3
Greater Manchester SHA 283 28 0 0 52.7 75.2
Cheshire and Merseyside SHA 152 26 1 0 51.4 74.5
Percentage reduction in list size since 1997
Percentage
Liverpool HA -38
Cumbria and Lancashire SHA -26
Greater Manchester SHA -31
Cheshire and Merseyside SHA -35

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