HC Deb 28 June 1999 vol 334 c51W
Mr. Mackinlay

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what are the terms of South Essex Health Authority's contract with London Chest Hospital in relation to heart by-pass operations; and if he will set out the annual number of operations (i) covered by the contract and (ii) performed, for the health authority over the past five years; and if he will make a statement. [88175]

Mr. Denham

The information available is given in the table.

Coronary artery by-pass grafts performed on South Essex Health
Authority residents by the Royal Hospitals Trust
Year Actual number performed Planned within service level agreement
1994–95 219 1n/a
1995–96 165 150
1996–97 120 124
1997–98 189 120
1998–99 212 126
1999–2000 233
1Prior to the establishment of the Royal Hospitals Trust


South Essex Health Authority—actual number performed Royal Hospitals NHS Trust—planned