HC Deb 13 January 2003 vol 397 c485W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have been waiting more than 12 months for(a) revascularisation and (b) heart surgery. [88755]

Ms Blears

At the end of September 2002, two patients had waited more than 12 months for revascularisation. Both patients have now been treated. Equivalent figures for heart surgery are not collected in this way but 2001–02 Hospital Episode Statistics suggest a mean waiting time of 124 days for all cardiothoracic surgery.