HC Deb 28 February 2000 vol 345 c72W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of patients on waiting lists have been waiting over one year in(a) 1979, (b) 1989, (c) 1995 and (d) the latest date for which figures are available in Durham Health Authority; and how many patients this represented. [110225]

Mr. Denham

The information is given in the table.

Waiting list
1979 No data available
1989 No data available
1995 49 out of 12,575 patients waiting as at the end of December
1999 141 out of 12,946 patients waiting as at the end of December


1. Resident health authority based waiting times data were collected for the first time in Q1 1994–95 so data are not available for 1979 and 1989.

2. In December 1995 County Durham Health Authority did not exist. Up until April 1996 it was composed of North Durham District Health Authority and South Durham District Health Authority.

3. The figure for 1995 is for patients waiting at the combined North and South Durham District Health Authorities.


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