Hip Replacements

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

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

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.

Hospital
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.

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