Information is collected centrally on the number of people waiting for a hearing aid assessment/re-assessment to be completed at the end of each quarter, according to specific time bands. Waiting time is counted from the date a referral is received by the Audiology Department until the aid is fitted. The latest information on the number of persons waiting for a hearing assessment/re-assessment is shown in the following table.
|Number of patients waiting for a hearing assessment/re-assessment at 31 march 2006, by health trust and board( 1,2)|
|Trust/hospital||Less than 3 months||3-6 months||6-12 months||12 months or more||All adults waiting|
|Belfast City Hospital||90||58||108||22||278|
|South Tyrone Hospital||85||87||191||63||426|
|Craigavon Area Hospital||114||45||193||27||379|
|Daisy Hill Hospital||87||51||0||0||138|
|(1)The information in the table is based on where a client is treated and not necessarily where the client lives, i.e. a client from the Northern Board may be seen in the Royal Hospital and their details will be included in the Eastern Board. |
(2) For reasons of data protection and to protect the identity of the individual, information for Laganvalley, Royal Group of Hospitals, Ulster Community and Hospitals, and Downe Hospitals has been grouped.
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