§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list, by region, the number of patients undergoing dialysis treatment.
§ Mr. Freeman
According to information supplied by the European Dialysis and Transplant Association, the number of patients receiving dialysis by regional health authority, on 31 December 1987 was as follows:43W
South Western 92 159 5 180 West Midlands 193 126 0 424 Mersey 128 45 8 52 North Western 150 156 6 271
There is no waiting list for renal dialysis, because it is an essential treatment for a life-threatening condition.