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York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Health written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation, NATO Parliamentary Assembly (President)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients had been waiting (a) over six months and (b) over three months for inpatient admission at York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in each year since March 1997.

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

Information is not available in the format requested. Information on the number of patients waiting over six months and three months for in-patient admission at what is now York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from March 1997 to March 2010 is shown in the following table:

Number of patients waiting more than six months and three months from decision to admit for in-patient admission at the end of March
As at March each year Organisation Six months Three months
1997 York Health Services NHS Trust 1,317 3,138
1998 York Health Services NHS Trust 2,744 4,651
1999 York Health Services NHS Trust 1,641 3,368
2000 York Health Services NHS Trust 1,752 3,540
2001 York Health Services NHS Trust 1,884 3,488
2002 York Health Services NHS Trust 1,900 3,697
2003 York Health Services NHS Trust 1,711 3,416
2004 York Health Services NHS Trust 826 2,542
2005 York Health Services NHS Trust 532 2,076
2006 York Health Services NHS Trust 0 1,490
2007 York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (FT) 0 606
2008 York Hospitals NHS FT 0 227
2009 York Hospitals-NHS FT 0 298
2010 York Hospitals NHS FT 0 132
Note: Data on in-patient waiting lists not collected after March 2010. Source: Department of Health KH07 from March 1992 to March 2007 and MMRProv (monthly monitoring return) from March 2008 to March 2010.

Since 2007, waiting times on a referral to treatment (RTT) basis have been published. Information on the number of patients who waited over six months and over three months on an admitted RTT pathway at York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust between March 2008 and March 2012 is shown in the following table:

Number of patients who waited more than six months and three months from referral to start of in-patient (admitted) treatment in March
As at March each year Organisation Six months Three months
2008 York Hospitals NHS FT 42 413
2009 York Hospitals NHS FT 46 529
2010 York Hospitals NHS FT 44 449
2011 York Teaching Hospitals NHS FT 38 530
2012 York Teaching Hospitals NHS FT 119 736
2012 York Teaching Hospitals NHS FT 89 864
Source: Department of Health monthly RTT return

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