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Knee Replacements: Greater London

Health written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average (a) number of operations and (b) waiting time was for patients attending North West London hospitals to have a new knee fitted in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The information is not available in the format requested. The number of finished admissions episodes (FAEs) and mean and median time waited (days) for knee replacement procedures during 2010-11 at each acute hospital trust in north west London is shown in the following table. Data for 2011-12 are not yet available and will be published in due course.

Name of Trust Total FAEs Mean time waited Median time waited
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 166 94.9 87
Ealing Hospital NHS Trust 146 78.1 87
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 272 111.2 111
North West London Hospitals NHS Trust 368 105.2 101
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust 463 68.8 62
Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 322 78.7 78
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS trust 133 101.8 98
Notes: 1. A finished admission episode (FAE) is the first period of inpatient care under one consultant within one health care provider. FAEs are counted against the year in which the admission episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of inpatients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year. 2. Time waited (days) statistics from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) are not the same as published Referral to Treatment (RTT) time waited statistics. HES provides counts and time waited for all patients between decision to admit and admission to hospital within a given period. Published RTT waiting statistics measure the time waited between referral and start of treatment. Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Health and Social Care Information Centre.

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