To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many hip replacement operations were carried out on patients aged between (a) 40 and 50 years, (b) 51 and 60 years, (c) 61 and 70 years and (d) 71 and 80 years in (i) Musgrave Park Hospital, (ii) the Ulster Hospital, (iii) Royal Victoria Hospital, (iv) Lagan Valley Hospital, (v) Belfast City Hospital and (vi) the Mater Hospital in each of the last five years.
The following table details the approximate number of individuals(1), in each of the defined age groups, who received a hip replacement operation in selected hospitals in Northern Ireland, during each year between 2001-02 and 2005-06 (the latest year for which data are available). No such operations were recorded in the Belfast City or Mater hospitals during these years.
For the hospitals specified, Musgrave Park hospital is the only hospital that routinely admits elective patients for hip replacement surgery. For the other hospitals listed, some emergency hip replacement operations were undertaken at the Ulster, Royal Victoria and the Lagan Valley hospitals for the age groups in question.
(1) Individuals have been approximated using date of birth, postcode and sex.
|Age group||Musgrave Park||Ulster||Royal Victoria||Lagan Valley|
|Source: Hospital In-patient System.|