HC Deb 12 April 2002 vol 383 c674W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospitals used by the NHS for cardiac services meet the 400 CABGs standard identified by the NSF for coronary heart disease; and if he will list those that do not. [44284]

Yvette Cooper

According toHospital Episode Statistics for 2000–1, 28 National Health Service (NHS) Trusts meet the national service framework standard. One trust, the Royal Free Hampstead Hospitals NHS Trust, has fewer than 400 coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures recorded. However, that trust stopped performing CABGs early in the year. Other trusts do not carry out CABGs.

Figures for operations carried out by hospitals in the independent sector used by the NHS are not collected centrally at the present time.