HC Deb 28 November 1991 vol 199 c595W
Mr. Gwilym Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what were the numbers of operations in Wales for(a) hernias, (b) varicose veins and (c) hip replacements in 1979 and at the latest available date.

Mr. Nicholas Bennett

The information is given in the following table:

Principal Operations1 1979 1989
Hernias2 3,703 4,787
Varicose Veins 747 2,121
Hip Replacements3 1,501 2,407
1 The information may understate the true position in that not all hospitals provide complete clinical details relating to patient discharges and deaths.
2 Includes inguinal, fermoral and abdominal hernias but excludes hiatus or diaphragmatic hernias.
3 Includes replacement of head of femur for 1989.