To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many hip replacement operations were carried out on patients of 80 years and above in the (a) Musgrave Park Hospital, (b) Ulster Hospital, (c) Royal Victoria Hospital, (e) Lagan Valley Hospital, (f) Belfast City Hospital and (g) Mater Hospital in each of the last five years.
The following table details the approximate number of individuals(1), aged 80 years and above, 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 Lagan Valley, 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 and Royal Victoria hospitals for the age group in question.
(1) Individuals have been approximated using date of birth, postcode and sex.
|Age group||Musgrave Park||Ulster||Royal Victoria|
|2005-06||80 and over||152||159||280|
|2004-05||80 and over||155||130||283|
|2003-04||80 and over||151||138||305|
|2002-03||80 and over||167||99||277|
|2001-02||80 and over||143||136||254|
|Source: Hospital In-patient System.|