HC Deb 23 October 2000 vol 355 c77W
Dr. Kumar

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients are awaiting cardiac surgery in(a) Teeside Region and (b) Middlesborough, South and Cleveland East; and if he will make a statement. [130502]

Mr. Denham

At the end of March 2000,291 patients in the Tees Health Authority area were waiting for elective admission to a consultant whose main speciality is cardiothoracic surgery. Cardiothoracic surgery includes heart and lung surgery. The information is not collected at constituency level.