§ Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the latest figures available of the number of patients awaiting kidney transplant for each regional health authority; and what is the average waiting time for each authority.
§ Mr. John Patten
Following are the numbers of patients reported to the United Kingdom transplant service as awaiting a kidney transplant on 20 February 1984:
Number of waiting list Region Number Northern 230 Yorkshire 93 Trent 181 East Anglian 58 North West Thames 141 North East Thames 380 *South East Thames 388 *South East Thames Wessex 83 Oxford 99
Region Number South Western 123 West Midlands 166 Mersey 95 North Western 143 * A combined service is provided for the South East and the South West Thames regions.
Note: Information on average waiting times in individual regions is not available. The available national figures were given in my reply to the hon. Member for Eccles (Mr. Carter-Jones) on 2 February 1984.—[Official Report Vol 53, c. 349].