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North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

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 how many patients attended North West London Hospitals NHS Trust to have hernia surgery in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; what the average waiting time was in each year; 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 North West London Hospitals NHS Trust for hernia repair procedures during 2010-11 is shown in the following table. Data for 2011-12 are not yet available and will be published in due course.

Total FAEs 790
Mean time waited (days) 71.7
Median time waited (days) 70
Notes: 1. A finished admission episode (FAE) is the first period of in-patient; 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 in-patients, 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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