§ Mr. Cummings
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what were the numbers of operations and waiting lists for ear, nose and throat operations carried out by year since 1985 in(a) Sunderland area health authority, (b) Durham area health authority and (c) Hartlepool area health authority.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The available information is given in the table. 1987–88 is the first year for which details of operations by specialty and by district health authority are held centrally.220W
Ear, Nose and Throat Operations. Number of operations 1987–88 Waiting list 31 March 1988 Percentage waiting over one year Hartlepool 585 142 1 Sunderland 4,122 842 0
Number of operations 1987–88 Waiting list 31 March 1988 Percentage waiting over one year Hartlepool 553 67 7 Sunderland 4,646 1,256 0
Number of operations 1987–88 Waiting list 31 March 1988 Percentage waiting over one year Hartlepool 523 282 3 Sunderland 4,558 1,188 0
Note: Durham figures are included with those of Sunderland. Sunderland provides an ENT service for Durham and South Tyneside District Health Authorities.
Source: Operations KH08. Waiting list KH06, KH07, KHO7A.