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Knee Replacements

Health written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Labour, Halton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for knee replacement operations was in (a) Halton, Cheshire and (b) England in each year since 2001.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Health Services), Department of Health

Median time waited (days) for knee replacement operations(1) for Halton and St. Helens Primary Care Trust (PCT) of residence (2006-07, 2007-08), Halton PCT (2001-02 to 2005-06) and England are shown in the following table.

(1) The main procedure is the first recorded procedure or intervention in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data set and is usually the most resource intensive procedure or intervention performed during the episode.

Median t ime waited (days)
Primary Care Trust of residence Regional National (England)
2007-08 Halton and St Helens Primary Care Trust 96 114
2006-07 Halton and St Helens Primary Care Trust 148 156
2005-06 Halton Primary Care Trust 193 169
2004-05 Halton Primary Care Trust 252 203
2003-04 Halton Primary Care Trust 262 253
2002-03 Halton Primary Care Trust 309 281
2001-02 Halton Primary Care Trust 380 277

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The NHS Information Centre for health and social care

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