HC Deb 21 October 2002 vol 391 c122W
Dr. Evan Harris

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice he has received about the viability of existing NHS hospitals providing open transplant surgical facilities. [74239]

Mr. Lammy

United Kingdom Transplant regularly publishes reports on transplant activity in each organ transplant unit in the UK. The most recent comprehensive report is the Transplant Activity Report 2001, which gives details of organ donation and transplant rates by centre for renal, cardiothoracic (heart and lung/heart/lung) and liver transplantation. The Department also receives annual reports on renal transplantation from regional specialty commissioning groups. The national specialist advisory group produces an annual report on national services, including cardiothoracic and liver transplantation.