At the end of May 2009 there were 8,310 people waiting for an angiogram in England, and 98 per cent of these were waiting three months or less and nobody was waiting longer than six months.
The waiting list in each strategic health authority (SHA) and the average wait for people on the waiting list at the end of May 2009 is shown in the table below.
|SHA Name||31.5.09||Average wait per person by week|
|East of England||885||3.2|
|South East Coast||765||3.3|
|Yorkshire and The Humber||1,241||4.0|
To put this in perspective, five years ago (on
Overall the total numbers waiting have reduced by 64 per cent and the number of people waiting over three months has reduced by 98 per cent.