§ Mrs. Margaret Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many operations for the insertion of an artificial hip are carried out on United Kingdom citizens in(a) National Health Service hospitals, and (b) private hospitals in Scotland annually.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The information is available centrally only for National Health Service hospitals. The numbers of United Kingdom patients receiving total or partial hip replacement in National Health Service hospitals in Scotland in each of the last three years are as follows:
Year Total hip replacement Other arthroplasty of hip Total 1986 3,236 1,630 4,866 1987 3,485 1,709 5,194 1988 3,798 1,786 5,584