HC Deb 10 April 2002 vol 383 c425W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women in England were given hysterectomies in an NHS hospital in the latest year for which figures are available. [46698]

Yvette Cooper

The following information is extracted from the Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) system, which contains details of patients admitted to, and treated in, NHS hospitals in England.

Number of hysterectomy operations
1999–2000 53,132
2000–01 147,053
1Provisional. The figure for 2000–01 has not yet been adjusted for shortfalls in data. The final figure, therefore, may be higher.