Strokes: Health Services

Department of Health written question – answered at on 31 January 2017.

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Photo of Karen Lumley Karen Lumley Conservative, Redditch

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of hospital waiting time was in 2016 for those who suffered a stroke.

Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The information requested is not available centrally.

The vast majority of admissions following a stroke are emergency admissions rather than elective admissions. Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data for elective waiting times from decision to admit to admission is not available for stroke patients. HES publishes waiting times data for a first diagnosis in accident and emergency, however, stroke data is not available.

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