§ Mr. Ruffley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients waited more than(a) three months, (b) six months, (c) nine months and (d) 12 months for (i) heart operations, (ii) cancer treatment and (iii) hip replacements in each NHS hospital trust in Suffolk in each year since 1997. 
§ Mr. Lammy
The information is shown in the tables.433W
Primary Diagnosis (ICD10 COO-D48) Cancer (neoplasms) Main operation (OPCS4 W37 to W39) Hip Replacement Operations, (OPCS4 KOI to K71) Heart Operations & Procedures. Cumulative Count of Finished In Year Admission episodes, admissions from waiting list and booked cases by waiting time group NHS Hospitals, Suffolk HA 1997–98 to 2001–02 by Trust Trust Code Trust Diagnosis/Operation Under 3 months More than 3 months More than 6 months More than 9 months More than 12 months 2000–01 RGQ Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Cancer (Neoplasms) 44 39 27 21 18 RGQ Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Heart Operations 86 6 1— — — RGQ Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Replacement of Hip Joint 53 195 137 1ll 85 RGR West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust Cancer (Neoplasms) 27 62 54 44 36 RGR West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust Heart Operations 26 1— 1— — — RGR West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust Replacement of Hip Joint 22 191 167 136 90 2001–02 RGQ Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Cancer (Neoplasms) 125 210 167 132 101 RGQ Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Heart Operations 86 1— — — — RGQ Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Replacement of Hip Joint 54 217 178 140 107 RGR West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust Cancer (Neoplasms) 72 181 145 115 93 RGR West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust Heart Operations 22 — — — — RGR West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust Replacement of Hip Joint 26 193 154 118 95
due to reasons of confidentiality, figures below 5 have been suppressed.
- 1. The main operation is the first of four operation fields in the HES data set, and is usually the most resource intensive procedure performed during the episode.
- 2. 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.
- 3. Figures in this table have not yet been adjusted for shortfalls in data.
Waiting time statistics from HES are not the same as the published waiting list statistics. HES provides counts and waiting times for all patients admitted to hospital within a given period whereas the published waiting list statistics count those waiting for treatment at a given point in time and how long they have been on the waiting list. Also, HES calculates the waiting time as the difference between the admission and decision to admit dates. Unlike published waiting list statistics, this is not adjusted for self-deferrals or periods of medical/social suspension.
The data has been cumulated from grouped waiting time counts of admissions. An admission classified in the category 'more than 6 months' would also be counted in the 'more than 3 months' category. Total in year admissions from waiting list and booked cases can be calculated as the sum of the counts for 'under 3 months' and 'more than 3 months'.
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Department of Health.