HC Deb 23 January 2002 vol 378 cc957-8W
Dr. Kumar

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were waiting(a) more than six months and (b) more than 12 months for in-patient treatment in the Tees health authority area in (i) December 1996 and (ii) December 2001. [26738]

Jacqui Smith

Information relating to in-patient waiting times in Tees health authority is shown in the table. Data relating to December 2001 are not yet available so the most recent published data has been given.

Number of patients waiting:
over 6 months over 12 months
As at December 1996 2,712 10
As at November 2001 2,408 66
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