HC Deb 23 February 1984 vol 54 cc628-9W
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].