Psychiatric Services: Waiting Times

Health written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting time was for outpatient psychiatric care in each NHS Trust in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health

holding answer 6 June 2007

Information on the median waiting time for a first out-patient appointment with a mental health consultant in the latest period for which figures are available is shown in the following table. It should be noted that waiting times collected by the Department relate to consultant-led services only.

Provider based out-patient waiting time information, mental health specialties, end of March 2007
Number waiting (weeks)
Organisation name Total number waiting Median waiting time (weeks) 0 <4 4 <8 8 <13 13+
Herefordshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) 76 2.2 61 13 2 0
Milton Keynes PCT 101 6.7 12 51 38 0
North Lincolnshire PCT 4 n/a 0 4 0 0
Portsmouth City PCT 47 n/a 37 10 0 0
Blackpool PCT 54 4.0 27 21 6 0
Barnsley PCT 4 n/a 0 4 0 0
Walsall PCT 11 n/a 8 3 0 0
Wolverhampton City PCT 65 2.2 47 16 2 0
Central Lancashire 33 n/a 20 10 3 0
North Yorkshire and York 42 n/a 33 8 1 0
Dudley 84 3.5 48 27 9 0
Hampshire 39 n/a 26 8 5 0
Isle of Wight Healthcare 45 n/a 38 7 0 0
United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust 7 n/a 5 2 0 0
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust 4 n/a 3 1 0 0
Leeds Community and Mental Health Services Teaching NHS Trust 188 3.5 104 65 19 0
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust 28 n/a 18 10 0 0
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust 309 2.8 196 88 25 0
West London Mental Health NHS Trust 475 3.1 302 158 15 0
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust 30 n/a 5 15 10 0
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust 4 n/a 0 1 3 0
Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust 21 n/a 15 6J 0 0
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 132 3.3 77 42 13 0
North Cumbria Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Trust 39 n/a 22 16 1 0
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust 61 2.6 46 13 2 0
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust 5 n/a 4 0 1 0
Lincolnshire Healthcare NHS Trust 113 3.0 67 32 14 0
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust 82 6.6 21 32 29 0
SW London and St. Georges NHS Trust 858 3.6 511 272 75 0
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust 90 2.5 66 22 2 0
North Essex Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust 242 2.2 190 44 8 0
South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 37 n/a 20 15 2 0
University College London NHS Foundation Trust 4 n/a 4 0 0 0
Pennine Care NHS Trust 154 2.4 111 42 1 0
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust 432 3.1 282 138 12 0
Suffolk Mental Health Partnerships NHS Trust 3 n/a 2 0 1 0
5 Borough Partnership NHS Trust 92 3.8 49 38 5 0
Central and North West London Mental Health NHS Trust 299 3.9 152 113 34 0
Hull and East Riding Community Health NHS Trust 170 2.8 112 53 5 0
North Bristol NHS Trust 31 n/a 9 16 6 0
Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS 130 4.4 60 57 13 0
Mersey Care NHS Trust 576 2.8 379 182 15 0
Lancashire Care NHS Trust 52 4.1 25 22 5 0
East London and The City Mental Health NHS Trust 175 4.3 79 80 16 0
South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 2 n/a 1 1 0 0
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust 22 n/a 21 1 0 0
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust 97 2.3 71 22 4 0
Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust 170 2.6 119 40 11 0
Doncaster and South Humber Healthcare NHS Trust 23 n/a 11 10 2 0
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust 34 n/a 20 13 1 0
Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust 259 3.2 165 73 21 0
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust 248 2.6 179 64 5 0
Bolton, Salford and Trafford Mental Health NHS Trust 254 3.1 160 69 25 0
Bradford District Care Trust 102 2.8 68 32 2 0
Manchester Health and Social Care Trust 238 3.0 150 77 11 0
Camden and Islington Mental Health and Social Care Trust 3 n/a 0 1 2 0
Sandwell Mental Health NHS and Care Trust 65 2.0 52 11 2 0
Notes:

1. The figures are based on combined data from the following mental health specialties: mental illness, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychotherapy and old age psychiatry.

2. Statistically meaningful medians cannot be calculated where there is a total waiting list of less than 50.

Source:

Department of Health QM08

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