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 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.

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

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.

Hospital
Age group Musgrave Park Ulster Royal Victoria Lagan Valley
2005-06 40-49 45 1 5 0
50-59 182 7 19 0
60-69 420 14 51 0
70-79 424 62 158 0
2004-05 40-49 65 1 3 0
50-59 181 1 11 0
60-69 386 13 38 0
70-79 453 53 168 0
2003-04 40-49 52 0 2 0
50-59 134 4 14 0
60-69 331 12 60 0
70-79 347 74 189 0
2002-03 40-49 35 1 3 0
50-59 134 4 10 0
60-69 361 17 35 1
70-79 354 53 169 0
2001-02 40-49 37 0 2 0
50-59 122 5 9 0
60-69 330 16 44 0
70-79 347 71 169 0
Source: Hospital In-patient System.

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