§ Jacqui Smith
The information requested is not held centrally. However, The latest in-patient admissions information held by the Department for the number of people under the age of 18 years with diabetes in the Lancashire health authorities and the North West Region is shown in the table.
Admissions to hospitals by area of treatment for diabetic ketoacidosis in patients aged under 18 years old 2000–01 Number QCX East Lancashire HA 21 QCY North West Lancashire 24 HA QC4 Morecambe Bay HA 7 North West 296
The primary diagnosis is the first of seven diagnosis fields in the HES data set, and provides the main reason why the patient was in hospital.
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Department of Health
§ Mrs. Gillan
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the diabetes national service framework.