Health Services: York

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the median waiting time for (a) inpatient and (b) outpatient treatment was for patients in York in (i) May 2015 and (ii) May of each subsequent year.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Median elective waiting times, in days, for inpatient admissions and first outpatient attendances in York for May of each year from 2015 to 2019 is shown in the following table. This is a count of admissions/attendances, not people, as the same person may have been admitted or attended hospital on more than one occasion within any given time period.

Inpatient admissions*

Outpatient first attendances*

Number of records with a valid waiting time

Median waiting time (days)

Number of records with a valid waiting time

Median waiting time (days)

May 2015

1,585

41

3,235

32

May 2016

1,705

42

5,100

35

May 2017

1,760

48

4,830

36

May 2018

1,660

42

4,620

30

May 2019

1,570

51

4,275

33

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), NHS Digital

Note: Admitted patient care data for May 2019 and outpatient activity for May 2018 and 2019 is provisional and subject to change.

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