HC Deb 20 May 1998 vol 312 c381W
Mr. Moore

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many women in Scotland waited over(a) one month, (b) three months, (c) six months and (d) 12 months for breast cancer treatment in the year ended 31 March (i) 1996, (ii) 1997 and (iii) 1998. [41721]

Mrs. Galbraith

[holding answer 12 May 1998]: The precise information requested is hot held centrally since the waiting times data collected nationally do not explicitly identify patients waiting for breast cancer treatment. Information is collected nationally on the number of women who were admitted to hospital from the waiting list with a breast cancer-related diagnosis and who were later discharged following medical or surgical treatment. The relevant information for the years ending 31 March 1996 and 1997 and the latest available for the year ending 31 March 1998 is set out in the table.

Year ending 31 March
Patients waited 1996 1997 19981
Over one month 390 357 283
Over three months 14 13 11
Over six months 9 5 2
Over twelve months 3 2 0
1 Data for year ending 31 March 1998 provisional.


SMR1, ISD Scotland

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