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Health written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-British residents received NHS treatment in North West Cambridgeshire constituency in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

Information is not available in the format requested. The following table shows the count of finished admission episodes where the strategic health authority (SHA) of residence was recorded as "Foreign (including Isle of Man and Channel Islands)" or "Northern Ireland" and the primary care trust (PCT) of main provider was Cambridgeshire PCT in years 1999-2000 to 2005-06 and 2007-08 to 2008-09. Years 2006-07 and 1998-99 are unfortunately unavailable as the PCT of main provider field in HES has poor data quality in these years.

Total admission episodes
2008-09 282
2007-08 349
2006-07 n/a
2005-06 330
2004-05 248
2003-04 214
2002-03 184
2001-02 208
2000-01 277
1999-2000 255
1998-99 n/a

1. This is not a count of patients as some patients may have been admitted more than once within the year.

2. In 2006-07 there was a merger of East Cambridgeshire and Fenland PCT, Huntingdonshire PCT, Cambridge City PCT, South Cambridgeshire PCT and 36 per cent. of South Peterborough PCT to form Cambridgeshire PCT. Therefore years 2007-08 and 2008-09 are not directly comparable to previous years. Where there were no records of admissions where the SHA of residence was foreign or Northern Ireland at one of the PCTs of main provider, the PCT has not been included in the breakdown.

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