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Operation Cancellations

Jeff Ennis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations, broken down into category of operation, have been cancelled in NHS hospitals in the last 12 months. [35194]

Mr. Hutton: Data on the number of cancelled operations are not collected by the type of operation.

The latest released figures are for Quarter 2 2001–02. Copies of quarterly statistics on cancelled operations by health authority are available in the Library. The publication gives the number of operations cancelled (for non-medical reasons) on the day patients are due to arrive or after arrival in hospital or on the day of the operation.

Care Homes

Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to encourage providers of residential care for the elderly to connect up their homes to the internet. [35071]

Jacqui Smith: The national standards for care homes for older people require care homes to give residents the opportunity to exercise choice in relation to leisure and social activities and cultural interests. They also require care homes to record residents' interests and give them the opportunity for stimulation through leisure and recreational activities, in and outside the care home, which suit their needs, preferences and capacities, with particular consideration for people with cognitive or sensory impairments and those with physical or learning disabilities. This could include access to the internet. However, it is for individual care home owners to decide whether they wish their care home to be linked to the internet taking into account the individual circumstances of their business and the needs and capacities of the residents.

Financial Allocation

Mr. Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial allocation has been made to the Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth health authority in each of the last 10 years. [35321]

Mr. Hutton: Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth health authority was established in its current form on 1 April 1996.

The table shows the financial allocation that the health authority has received since its establishment.

Revenue allocations to Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth health authority since 1996–97

PeriodTotal allocation


Allocations for 1999–2000 onwards are not comparable with those for 1996–97 to 1998–99 which cover hospital and community health services (HCHS) only. 1999–2000 was the first year of unified allocations which cover HCHS, prescribing and discretionary general medical services.

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Bed Occupancy

Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the highest level of occupancy of beds on a single day was in 2000–01 in each NHS trust in respect of acute mental health wards in London. [35081]

Jacqui Smith: [holding answer 11 February, 2002]: Occupancy levels are not collected on a daily basis for acute mental health wards.

Eating Disorders

Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has adjusted the 1999–2000 figures on hospital admissions in respect of eating disorders. [35089]

Jacqui Smith: [holding answer 11 February, 2002]: There were 2,030 finished consultant episodes with a primary diagnosis of eating disorder in 1999–2000. These figures have now been adjusted for shortfalls in data.

Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will commission research into the incidence of eating disorders among (a) children and young persons, (b) men and (c) women. [35085]

Jacqui Smith: [holding answer 11 February, 2002]: There are no plans to commission further research into the incidence of eating disorders. However, details of ongoing and recently completed research projects are available on the national research register at nrr.htm. The Department has also commissioned a guideline on the management of eating disorders from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.

Antipsychotic Depot Injections

Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the number of prescription items dispensed in the community in England for antipsychotic depot injections in 2001. [35080]

Ms Blears: [holding answer 11 February, 2002]: We expect to publish the data in May 2002.

Cancer (Waiting Times)

Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list (a) those NHS trusts and (b) those health authorities which have met the Government's two-week target in respect of out-patient waiting times for suspected cancer patients. [34693]

Yvette Cooper: [holding answer 11 February 2002]: The following tables show the percentage of patients seen within two weeks of urgent referral by their general practitioner by national health service trusts and health authorities for the period July to September 2001.

Cancer two week out-patient waiting time standard. Percentage of patients seen within two weeks of urgent referral by their general practitioner where the referral was received within 24 hours of the decision to refer

NHS trust Percentage seen Qtr 2, 2001–02
Aintree Hospitals98.1
Ashford and St. Peters' Hospitals77.6
Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals78.9
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals97.6
Barnsley District General Hospital94.2
Barts and the London94.5
Basildon and Thurrock General Hospitals100.0
Bedford Hospital55.5
Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull Hospitals61.0
Birmingham Women's Healthcare95.5
Blackburn Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Health Care99.5
Blackpool Wyre and Fylde Community Health Services100.0
Blackpool Victoria Hospital99.7
Bolton Hospitals97.8
Bradford Hospitals96.1
Brighton Healthcare80.6
Bromley Hospitals100.0
Burnley Healthcare100.0
Burton Hospitals92.0
Bury Healthcare99.0
Calderdale and Huddersfield97.1
Cardiothoracic Centre Liverpool100.0
Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals85.0
Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare97.1
Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital74.0
Chorley and South Ribble100.0
Christie Hospital100.0
City Hospitals99.7
City Hospitals Sunderland67.0
Countess of Chester Hospital95.0
Dartford and Gravesham86.1
Dewsbury Healthcare97.8
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals99.1
Dudley Group of Hospitals94.4
Ealing Hospital98.7
East and North Hertfordshire77.4
East Cheshire98.9
East Gloucestershire99.8
East Kent Hospitals86.1
East Somerset72.3
Eastbourne Hospitals79.7
Epsom and St. Helier95.9
Essex Rivers Healthcare97.9
Frimley Park Hospital99.2
Gateshead Health98.5
George Eliot Hospital99.2
Gloucestershire Royal99.8
Good Hope Hospital97.8
Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital89.1
Hammersmith Hospitals89.7
Harrogate Health Care100.0
Hastings and Rother58.6
Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals98.7
Hereford Hospitals95.5
Hillingdon Hospital93.3
Hinchingbrooke Health Care99.5
Homerton Hospital90.8
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals98.8
Ipswich Hospital76.5
Isle of Wight Healthcare95.1
James Paget Healthcare95.7
Kettering General Hospital78.6
King's College Hospital98.2
King's Lynn and Wisbech Hospitals90.0
Kingston Hospital96.4
Leeds Teaching Hospitals95.3
Leicestershire and Rutland Healthcare95.8
Lewisham Hospital99.2
Liverpool Women's Hospital92.7
Luton and Dunstable Hospital94.9
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells98.2
Mayday Healthcare97.2
Mid-Cheshire Hospitals96.7
Mid-Essex Hospital Services98.8
Mid-Staffordshire General Hospitals95.0
Milton Keynes General98.4
Morecambe Bay Hospitals87.4
Newham Healthcare100.0
Norfolk and Norwich Healthcare94.8
North Bristol85.0
North Cheshire Hospital90.0
North Cumbria Acute85.3
North Durham Health Care89.8
North Hampshire Hospitals86.3
North Manchester Healthcare90.6
North Middlesex Hospital100.0
North Staffordshire Hospital85.9
North Tees and Hartlepool88.2
North West London Hospitals95.5
Northallerton Health Services96.1
Northampton General Hospital78.3
Northern Devon Healthcare100.0
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals98.6
Northumbria Healthcare76.8
Nottingham City Hospital99.7
Papworth Hospital100.0
Peterborough Hospitals100.0
Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals65.5
Plymouth Hospitals97.0
Poole Hospital99.6
Portsmouth Hospitals87.4
Preston Acute Hospitals100.0
Princess Alexandra Hospital97.3
Princess Royal Hospital94.6
Queen Elizabeth Hospital99.0
Queen Mary's Sidcup96.8
Queen Victoria Hospital97.1
Queens Medical Centre Nottingham University Hospital93.0
Rochdale Healthcare93.0
Rotherham General Hospitals99.0
Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospital76.0
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals99.5
Royal Brompton and Harefield83.3
Royal Cornwall Hospital85.9
Royal Devon and Exeter Healthcare100.0
Royal Free Hampstead40.0
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals91.3
Royal Liverpool Children's100.0
Royal Marsden Hospital100.0
Royal Shrewsbury Hospitals79.1
Royal Surrey County and St. Luke's Hospitals100.0
Royal United Hospital Bath93.7
Royal West Sussex99.6
Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals99.8
Salford Royal Hospitals91.1
Salisbury Health Care85.6
Sandwell Healthcare100.0
Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare100.0
Sheffield Children's Hospital100.0
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals98.6
Sherwood Forest Hospitals93.2
South Buckinghamshire77.9
South Devon Healthcare97.0
South Durham Health Care99.2
South Manchester University Hospitals93.9
South Tees Acute Hospitals88.8
South Tyneside Healthcare90.3
South Warwickshire General Hospitals86.1
South West London Community100.0
Southampton University Hospitals95.9
Southend Hospital85.5
Southern Derbyshire Acute Hospitals95.1
Southport and Ormskirk99.8
St. George's Healthcare99.5
St. Helens and Knowsley Hospitals79.5
St. Mary's100.0
Stockport Health Services100.0
Stoke Mandeville Hospital94.8
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare98.8
Surrey Hampshire Borders99.0
Swindon and Marlborough98.4
Tameside and Glossop Acute Services90.6
Taunton and Somerset92.5
The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals98.9
The Oxford Radcliffe Hospital97.7
Trafford Healthcare96.8
United Bristol Healthcare65.2
United Lincolnshire Hospitals97.9
University College London Hospitals92.5
University Hospital Birmingham98.5
University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire74.8
University Hospitals of Leicester89.1
Walsall Hospitals99.7
West Dorset General Hospitals95.3
West Hertfordshire Hospitals90.5
West Middlesex University Hospital90.6
West Suffolk Hospitals75.7
Weston Area Health95.6
Whipps Cross University Hospital70.5
Whittington Hospital80.7
Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare93.2
Wirral Hospital98.6
Worcestershire Acute Hospital90.9
Worcestershire Community and Mental Health95.2
Worthing and Southlands Hospitals73.6
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh86.2
York Health Services95.3



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Cancer two week out-patient waiting time standard. Percentage of patients seen within two weeks of urgent referral by their general practitioner where the referral was received within 24 hours of the decision to refer

Health authorityPercentage seen Qtr 2, 2001–02
Barking and Havering78.9
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey98.0
Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich98.0
Brent and Harrow95.5
Bury and Rochdale96.7
Calderdale and Kirklees97.4
Camden and Islington76.4
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly85.9
County Durham and Darlington95.4
Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow93.8
East Kent86.1
East Lancashire99.8
East London and City96.0
East Riding and Hull98.8
East Surrey 98.8
East Sussex Brighton and Hove78.2
Gateshead and South Tyneside96.2
Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire87.9
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster99.0
Kingston & Richmond96.6
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham96.0
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth98.9
Morecambe Bay87.4
Newcastle and North Tyneside98.9
North and East Devon100.0
North and Mid Hampshire90.7
North Cheshire90.0
North Cumbria85.3
North Derbyshire74.0
North Essex98.1
North Nottinghamshire93.2
North Staffordshire85.9
North West Lancashire99.8
North Yorkshire97.8
Redbridge and Waltham Forest70.5
Salford and Trafford93.1
South and West Devon97.0
South Cheshire96.9
South Essex91.5
South Humber98.6
South Lancashire100.0
South Staffordshire93.1
Southampton and SW Hampshire95.9
Southern Derbyshire95.1
St. Helens and Knowsley79.5
West Kent87.9
West Pennine93.0
West Surrey92.0
West Sussex90.8
Wigan and Bolton93.3


Health authority performance is based on data from NHS trust providers within their boundaries.



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