Hip Replacements

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Alasdair McDonnell Alasdair McDonnell Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow Spokesperson (Education), Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients referred for hip replacement surgery failed to attend for their operation in (a) Musgrave Park hospital, (b) the Ulster Hospital, (c) Royal Victoria hospital, (d) Lagan Valley hospital, (e) Belfast City hospital and (f) the Mater hospital in each of the last five years.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office

Over the last five years, Musgrave Park hospital and Altnagelvin Area hospital have been the only hospitals in Northern Ireland that routinely admit elective patients for hip replacement surgery.

The following table shows the number of patients who have cancelled their operation and those who did not attend for their operation at Musgrave Park hospital.

Cancelled Did not attend Total
2001-02 64 2 66
2002-03 58 1 59
2003-04 53 2 55
2004-05 83 1 84
2005-06 86 3 89
Source: Green Park Healthcare HSS Trust

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