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Department of Health: NHS inpatient and outpatient waiting times figures, 30 November 2009

News   •   Jan 08, 2010 11:20 GMT

The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health:

The key points from the latest release are:

Inpatient Waiting times

· The number of patients, for whom English commissioners are responsible, waiting over the 26 weeks standard for inpatient admission at the end of November 2009 was 16 (compared to the total of 616,000).

· The number of patients, for whom English commissioners are responsible, waiting over 13 weeks at the end of November 2009 was 45,300, a decrease of 4,700 (9.3%) from October 2009, and a rise of 12,300 (37.2%) from November 2008.

Outpatient Waiting times

· The number of patients, for whom English commissioners are responsible, waiting over the 13 weeks standard for a first outpatient appointment following GP referral at the end of November 2009 was 118 (compared to the total of 984,000).

· The number of patients, for whom English commissioners are responsible, waiting over 8 weeks at the end of November 2009 was 62,300, a decrease of 2,300 (3.6%) from October 2009, but a rise of 23,100 (59.0%) from November 2008.

Full release available here (see word doc)

Additional tables are available

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Statistics/Performancedataandstatistics/HospitalWaitingTimesandListStatistics/index.htm

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