Breast Cancer: Plastic Surgery

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st June 2022.

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Photo of Liz Twist Liz Twist Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time for free flap or autologous breast reconstruction has been since March 2020.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Hospital Episode Statistics data is collected by financial year. In 2020/21, the mean average waiting time between a decision to admit and admission to hospital for free flap or autologous breast reconstruction was 319 days, with a median average of 301 days. Provisional data for 2021/22 shows a mean average waiting time of 388 days and a median average of 330 days.

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