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Mr. Spring: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospitals in the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority area have the equipment that can carry out a duel energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan; and which hospitals in the area have machines which can measure the density of the wrist or heel. 
Cambridge University Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke's)
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust (NNUH)
Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (P&S).
In addition James Paget Hospital NHS Trust carry out this type of bone examination on their computerised tomography (CT) scanner with a dedicated X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanner coming into clinical operation by early December.
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke's)
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust (NNUH).
(2) whether prospective patients on a foundation hospital's waiting list are automatically included in its electorate; 
(3) whether prospective patients referred to a foundation hospital by a general practitioner but not yet on the appointment list for a doctor at that hospital are automatically included in the electorate for that hospital; 
(4) what role the Department plays in ensuring consistency between foundation hospitals in compiling the categories that make up their electorates; 
(5) what monitoring takes place and by whom to ensure consistency between foundation hospitals in compiling the categories that make up their electorates. 
Mr. Hutton: National health service foundation trusts are directly accountable to their local community through their board of governors, which includes governors elected from the membership community of the trust (local people, patients and staff) and people appointed from primary care trusts, local authorities and other stakeholders.
It is up to each applicant NHS trust to determine the detail of the arrangements for membership and to decide on the size and shape of the board of governors for the prospective organisation. A NHS foundation trust's membership is made up of a number of constituencies, including as a minimum; one or more public constituencies consisting of people living in a geographical area or areas defined in terms of local government electoral areas and a staff constituencyconsisting of all staff members. It is for each trust to determine whether it should have a patients constituency, consisting of patients of the trust and carers, and which may include patients who live outside the area served by the trust. The Department has issued advice to applicant NHS foundation trusts about the options for creating constituencies making up their
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electorates and that advice needs to be tailored to each trust's particular local circumstances. It follows that we expect diverse approaches to developing constituencies. This advice, "NHS Foundation Trusts: a Guide to Governance arrangements" is available in the Library.
Miss Melanie Johnson: Figures for the number of sight tests by constituency or pensioners are not collected centrally. The table shows the number of national health service sight tests paid by North Yorkshire Health Authority (HA) for the years ending 31 March 2000 to 2003 and the four primary care trusts (PCTs) covering the old North Yorkshire HA for the year ending 31 March 2004.
|HA/PCT name||Number of sight tests for aged 60 and over (£000)|
|19992000||North Yorkshire HA||52.1|
|200001||North Yorkshire HA||61.8|
|200102||North Yorkshire HA||68.9|
|200203||North Yorkshire HA||70.3|
|Craven, Harrogate and Rural District PCT||21.4|
|Hambleton and Richmondshire PCT||10.2|
|Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale PCT||17.5|
|Selby and York PCT||26.3|
|Total||North Yorkshire HA||75.4|
Ms Rosie Winterton: Information on electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) is published by the Department in the statistical bulletin "Electro Convulsive Therapy: Survey covering the period from January 2002 to March 2002, England". It includes information on the total number of administrations of ECT in the national health service and independent sector care settings and nursing homes, broken down by sex, age, ethnicity, legal status and method of consent.
The 2002 survey confirmed the continuing downward trend in the number of administrations of ECT It showed that of 2,272 patients who received ECT from January to March 2002, 370 did not consent to treatment but were treated after a second opinion was obtained. A further 102 patients received ECT treatment as an emergency.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) hip replacements, (b) cataract
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removals, (c) heart bypass operations and (d) cancer operations were carried out in (i) Yorkshire and Humber and (ii) York in (A) 1997 and (B) 2003. 
|Hip operations||Cataract operations||Coronary artery bypass grafts||Cancer operations|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||7,389||7,558||17,211||29,994||2,152||2,888||71,701||99,436|
|York Hospitals NHS Trust||366||457||1,014||1,220||3,528||2,870|
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of pensioners in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) City of York received (i) free NHS flu inoculation and (ii) health checks in (A) 1997 and (B) the latest year for which figures are available. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: Data on influenza immunisation is published in the national statistics, statistical bulletinnational health service immunisation statistics, England: 200304 at www.publications.doh.gov.uk/public/sbQ416 .htm. A copy of this is available in the Library.
Influenza immunisations for people aged over 65 were introduced in 2000. In Yorkshire and the Humber region in 200304, 72.4 per cent., of people aged over 65 were immunised against influenza. In the Selby and York Primary Care trust area, 75.3 per cent., of people aged over 65 were immunised against influenza.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people on average were on NHS waiting lists for treatment at York District hospital (a) in 1997 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available; and what the (i) maximum and (ii) average waiting time was in each case. 
|Patients waiting for admission by months waiting|
|Month end||Total number of patients waiting for admission||Less than three months||Three to five months||Six to eight months||Nine to 11 months||Average (median) waiting time in months|
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