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Loughborough General Hospital

Mr. Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he has made on the completion of the new Loughborough general hospital. [149982]

Yvette Cooper: The full business case for the development of Loughborough hospital was approved by the Trent Regional Office of the National Health Service Executive in November 1999. Since that time, Leicestershire and Rutland Healthcare NHS Trust has continued to develop the design and costing of the scheme and was able to confirm in December 2000 that the project programme was on target.

Outstanding issues around planning conditions pertaining to the main hospital site entrance are being resolved.

Work is planned to start on site at the end of February 2001, with a completion and in-use date forecast for early February 2003. It is planned that the bulk of the capital spend will be in 2000-01(£4,020,000) and 2002 (£4,306,000).

Mr. Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact of the walk-in centre at Loughborough general hospital on general practitioners. [149978]

Yvette Cooper: The Department has put in place systems to gather monthly management information on the operation of walk-in centres. In addition, it has commissioned a full national evaluation led by Dr. Chris Salisbury at University of Bristol. This began on 1 June 2000 and will report at the end of 2001. Each of the 40 pilot sites nationally is also undertaking local evaluation.

In Loughborough, general practitioners and primary care group support was achieved on the basis that the impact of Loughborough walk-in centre on local GP services would be assessed. To achieve a realistic and effective evaluation a comparison of the "before" and "after" opening positions was considered essential.

Leicestershire Health Authority's Public Health Department began collecting the "before" data in January 2000. When Loughborough walk-in centre opened on July 3 2000, data began to be collected on the impact of the

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centre on local GP surgeries, the GP out of hours co-operative and a range of other healthcare provider sites.

In order to allow for seasonal fluctuations in both the student population and general healthcare demand, data will continue to be collected for this particular evaluation until the end of June 2001. These will then be analysed between July and September 2001.

Leicestershire Health Authority

Mr. Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average level of increase was in percentage terms for health authorities between 1992-93 and 2000-01; and what has been the percentage increase for Leicestershire health authority; [149983]

Mr. Denham: The table shows the average cash increase for health authorities between 1992-93 and 2000-01 and the cash increase for Leicestershire health authority.

Year Average cash increase in percentage termsLeicestershire health authority cash increase in percentage terms
1992-939.528.50
1993-942.723.40
1994-955.384.70
1995-964.405.35
1996-97(55)3.864.51
1997-983.934.28
1998-994.705.19
1999-2000(56)6.607.15
2000-018.889.59

(55) Allocations prior to 1996-97 were to regional health authorities, who determined health authority shares

(56) Figures for 1999-2000 onwards are for unified allocations which cover hospital and community health services, prescribing and discretionary family health services. These figures are not strictly comparable with earlier years which cover hospital and community health services only


Leicestershire health authority's weighted capitation target for 2000-01 is £586.39 million.

Mr. Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds were available in Leicestershire health authority in each year between 1987-88 and the most recent year for which figures are available. [149980]

Yvette Cooper: The table shows the average daily number of available beds in wards open overnight in the Leicestershire health authority area from 1987-88 to 1999-2000. Figures are taken from the annual Korner return KH03 "bed availability and occupancy".

YearTotal number of available beds
1987-884,796
1988-894,696
1989-904,436
1990-914,050
1991-923,856
1992-933,537
1993-943,566
1994-953,308
1995-963,606
1996-973,258
1997-983,213
1998-993,187
1999-20003,270

Source:

DH form KH03, SH3


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Mr. Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were registered in (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, with general practitioner practices in the Leicestershire health authority area; and what proportion of patients are of pensionable age in each case. [149994]

Yvette Cooper: The information requested is in the table.

Numbers of patients of Unrestricted Principals and Equivalents (UPES)(57) in Leicestershire health authority, 1 October 1996 to 1999

1996199719981999
All patients949,256953,375964,625953,521
Patients 65+139,879140,701141,469139,765
Percentage of total patients 65+14.714.814.714.7

(57) UPEs includes Unrestricted Principals, PMS Salaried GPs and PMS Contracted GPs

Source:

General and Personal Medical Services Statistics


Waiting Lists

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) in which health authorities more than one patient in eight who are waiting for in-patient treatment has waited over one year; [150319]

Mr. Denham: No more than one patient in eight is waiting over one year for in-patient treatment in any health authority in England.

The health authorities which have more patients waiting over one year for in-patient treatment now than on 1 May 1997 are shown in the table.

Patients waiting for elective admission, March 1997 and
December 2000

Region Health authority
Northern and YorkshireBradford
Calderdale and Kirklees
Durham
East Riding
Gateshead and South Tyneside
Leeds
Newcastle and North Tyneside
North Cumbria
North Yorkshire
Northumberland
Sunderland
Tees
Wakefield
TrentLeicestershire
North Nottinghamshire
West MidlandsBirmingham
Coventry
Dudley
Herefordshire
North Staffordshire
Sandwell
Shropshire
Solihull
South Staffordshire
Walsall
Warwickshire
Wolverhampton
Worcestershire
North WestBury and Rochdale
East Lancashire
Manchester
Morecambe Bay
North Cheshire
North West Lancashire
Salford and Trafford
Sefton
South Cheshire
South Lancashire
St. Helens and Knowsley
Stockport
West Pennine
Wigan and Bolton
Wirral
EasternBedfordshire
Cambridgeshire
East and North Hertfordshire
Norfolk
North Essex
South Essex
Suffolk
West Hertfordshire
LondonBarking and Havering
Bexley and Greenwich
Bromley
Camden and Islington
Croydon
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster
Kingston and Richmond
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth
South EastBerkshire
Buckinghamshire
East Kent
East Surrey
East Sussex Brighton and Hove
North and Mid Hampshire
Northamptonshire
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire
Southampton and South West Hampshire
West Kent
West Surrey
West Sussex
South WestAvon
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
Dorset
Gloucestershire
North and East Devon
Somerset
South and West Devon
Wiltshire

(58) Ordinary and day case admissions combined.

Note:

Data have been given from March 1997 as these are the nearest available data to May 1997. Data were not collected on a monthly basis at March 1997.

Source:

Department of Health form QF01


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Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what statistics his Department collects on the number of patients who die while on waiting lists for general surgery. [151253]

Mr. Denham: The Department does not collect statistics on how many patients die while waiting for surgery. Data are collected on how many patients are removed from the waiting list without being treated but these are not broken down into the reasons why.


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