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Dr. Evan Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cumulative (a) surplus and (b) deficit was of (i) each NHS trust by region, (ii) each region and (iii) England in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the length of time spent by Mr. Sidney Hockley in the Accident and Emergency Unit at the Whittington hospital; and if his officials contacted (a) Mr. Hockley and (b) Miss Lesley Hockley on the subject. 
Mr. Hutton [holding answer 30 January 2002]: Mr. Hockley was seen and treated by the medical staff throughout his stay and his nursing notes record appropriate observation and care. On the grounds of patient confidentiality it would not be appropriate to discuss this patient's care further.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 16 November 2001, Official Report, column 940W, on intermediate care, if he will publish the results of the survey showing the (a) current and (b) base line figures for each NHS region, health authority and trust and the methodology used. 
Jacqui Smith: The survey of national health service intermediate care in England validated the 19992000 baseline and established current levels of provision using the defining criteria in the January 2001 circular (Health Service Circular 2001/01:Local Authority Circular (2001)1). In August 2001, local health and social care communities were asked to provide data for intermediate care services in place in 19992000, and those planned at that time for 200102, to enable progress in achieving the NHS Plan targets for intermediate care beds and places to be measured.
6,200 non-residential intermediate care places
126,000 people in receipt of intermediate care services.
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Yvette Cooper: The proposed directive would establish the framework for harmonised controls on vitamin and mineral content of food supplements and introduce a number of useful labelling measures. The impact on consumer choice and the specialist food supplement sector would depend on future developments on maximum limits and lists of permitted nutrients.
Yvette Cooper: The Department, together with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Environment Agency, has commissioned the following reviews and research projects on the impacts of health on landfill sites:
Yvette Cooper: The Department is aware of a number of research studies published in the scientific literature which investigate health outcomes in people living near landfill sites. These have been considered by the Department, which has sought advice from the independent expert advisory committee, the Committee on the Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT). They felt that it was not possible to draw any definite conclusions regarding possible health effects from these studies and further research was warranted. The most recent statement by the COT is available on the Department's website www.doh.gov.uk/landh.htm. We have commissioned a programme of work on the impacts on health of landfill sites, details of which are also available on the website, and the Department continues to monitor relevant publications.
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Yvette Cooper: We have made it clear that tackling heart disease is one of our top priorities and in March 2000, we published the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease which sets out standards for improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment services throughout the country. A progress report, entitled "Delivering Better Heart Services", issued November 2001 is available in the Library.
Jacqui Smith [holding answer 1 February 2002]: East and North Hertfordshire National Health Service Trust has received additional funding through the reforming emergency care strategy announced last year and is in the process of recruiting five whole time equivalent nurses to staff the paediatric assessment unit at the Lister hospital. The opening of the paediatric assessment unit will be dependent on successful recruitment to these posts.
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rate of delayed discharge was for (a) patients aged over 75 years in March 1997 and (b) all patients in the quarter end December 2001. 
Jacqui Smith: In March 1997 the rate of delayed discharge (on any one day the percentage of patients over 75 years old occupying an acute hospital bed whose discharge is delayed) was 13 per cent. The most recent data available are for September 2001 when the equivalent rate for patients over 75 was 12 per cent. and for patients of all ages 6.6 per cent.
Shona McIsaac: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were carried out in the South Humber health authority area in each year from 1992 to 2001; and how many operations were cancelled in each of those years. 
|Grimsby and Scunthorpe DHA||199293||33,482|
|Grimsby and Scunthorpe DHA||199394||32,224|
|Grimsby and Scunthorpe DHA||199495||34,635|
|Grimsby and Scunthorpe DHA||199596||37,816|
|South Humber HA||199697||35,908|
|South Humber HA||199798||39,266|
|South Humber HA||199899||45,308|
|South Humber HA||19992000||47,022|
|South Humber HA||200001||52,480|
1. An FCE is defined as a period of patient care under one consultant in one health care provider. The figures do not represent the number of patients, as one person may have several episodes within the year.
3. Data in this table are adjusted for both coverage and unknown/invalid clinical data, except for 199899 to 200001 which are not yet adjusted for shortfalls.
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Department of Health
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|Total for year||292||33||274||193||245|
Data prior to 1996 are not available
DH form QMPC and QMNG
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