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Westmorland Hospital

Health written question – answered on 13th June 2011.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Party Chair, Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) in-patients and (b) out-patients were treated at Westmorland general hospital in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The information is not available in the format requested. Information on the number of finished consultant episodes and out-patient attendances at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust is shown in the following table.

Finished consultant in-patient episodes (1) Out-patient attendances (2)
2000-01 76,010 n/a
2001-02 78,313 n/a
2002-03 82,310 n/a
2003-04 78,585 283,957
2004-05 79,534 239,966
2005-06 77,298 354,382
2006-07 85,017 400,156
2007-08 95,276 407,956
2008-09 100,168 422,219
2009-10 102,125 436,660
(1) A finished consultant episode (FCE) is a continuous period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FCEs are counted against the year in which they end. Figures do not represent the number of different patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the same stay in hospital or in different stays in the same year. (2) Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) contains records of all out-patient appointments, whether these are attended or not, or cancelled by either the hospital or the patient. For the purposes of this report, only attended appointments have been included. It should be noted that it is possible for an out-patient to have and attend more than one appointment in any given year, so this figure does not represent the total number of patients seen. Out-patient data are only available from 2003-04 onwards. Source: (HES), The NHS Information Centre for health and social care

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