HC Deb 28 January 2003 vol 398 c770W
Mrs. Iris Robinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many(a) surgical and (b) medical procedures were postponed at the Ulster Hospital in the last 12 months. [92672]

Mr. Browne

Information on numbers of(a) surgical and (b) medical procedures postponed or cancelled at the Ulster Community and Hospitals Trust, during the calendar year 2002 is detailed in the table:

(a) Surgical
General Surgery 1,237
Paediatric Surgery 30
T&O 40
Maxillo-facial 73
Plastic Surgery 347
Gynaecology 504
ENT 153
Total 2,384
(b) Medical
Care of the Elderly 7
Pain Management 160
Paediatric Medicine 12
General Medicine 298
Total 477

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