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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-06782: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 1 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the average waiting time has been for (a) children and (b) adults to see an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Shona Robison 7 March 2017

The information requested is provided in the following tables. It should be noted that data prior to the introduction of New Ways of Defining and Measuring Waiting Times in 2008 is from Scottish Morbidity Records (SMR00) and are not directly comparable.

MEDIAN WAITS (DAYS) FOR A FIRST OUTPATIENT CONSULTATION IN ENT FOR PATIENTS UNDER 16 YEARS BY NHS BOARD FOR THE YEARS 1999 TO 2007

Board

Median Waits (Days) : Patients Age Under 16 Years

 

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Ayrshire and Arran

30

25

45

43

46

49

70

76

47

Borders

85

107

121

59

45

84

90

84

92

Dumfries and Galloway

39

44

65

70

44

33

21

41

44

Fife

84

61

64

79

82

90

70

70

46

Forth Valley

57

49

58

70

75

63

77

82

45

Grampian

70

71

76

73

82

59

65

93

48

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

69

61

70

68

111

40

52

86

53

Highland

46

46

58

57

55

47

59

85

100

Lanarkshire

73

72

93

104

117

75

67

92

95

Lothian

16

18

18

30

40

54

50

28

87

Orkney

24

31

33

49

42

53

50

69

76

Shetland

36

41

41

58

71

62

47

68

63

Tayside

49

54

66

55

50

52

43

44

43

Western Isles

78

45

49

52

72

121

124

105

95

NHSScotland

53

52

63

63

68

50

56

68

58

Source : ISD SMR00

MEDIAN WAITS (DAYS) FOR A FIRST OUTPATIENT CONSULTATION IN ENT FOR PATIENTS 16 YEARS AND OVER BY NHS BOARD FOR THE YEARS 1999 TO 2007

Board

Median Waits (Days): Patients Age 16 Years and Over

 

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Ayrshire and Arran

49

49

73

50

56

107

85

70

40

Borders

67

72

53

35

35

48

46

49

76

Dumfries and Galloway

41

42

66

66

45

36

19

39

35

Fife

80

45

53

76

79

83

64

52

41

Forth Valley

54

49

54

62

63

68

73

62

42

Grampian

84

92

99

121

111

106

119

105

106

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

48

54

60

58

63

49

52

44

41

Highland

44

46

54

48

41

41

50

60

69

Lanarkshire

70

69

86

94

104

109

105

78

70

Lothian

69

63

61

65

55

57

63

66

84

Orkney

24

38

35

40

47

58

63

65

70

Shetland

40

40

42

47

52

62

36

46

60

Tayside

53

74

76

83

53

59

56

46

56

Western Isles

62

41

45

43

69

85

93

99

77

NHSScotland

56

56

63

66

64

61

62

56

53

Source : ISD SMR00

MEDIAN WAITS (DAYS) FOR A FIRST OUTPATIENT CONSULTATION IN ENT FOR PATIENTS UNDER 16 YEARS BY NHS BOARD FOR THE YEARS 2008 TO 2016

Board

Median Waits (Days) : Patients Aged Under 16 Years

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Ayrshire and Arran

57

54

54

44

62

74

82

110

131

Borders

66

50

50

63

73

76

84

73

88

Dumfries and Galloway

38

42

44

21

38

44

40

40

43

Fife

42

40

44

36

37

42

41

42

47

Forth Valley

52

49

36

58

68

99

45

63

78

Grampian

66

55

72

81

74

63

60

108

133

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

45

48

53

40

42

50

55

60

69

Highland

81

61

52

56

62

80

87

118

88

Lanarkshire

48

24

44

76

80

77

75

70

81

Lothian

76

69

64

42

67

75

83

126

96

Orkney

59

57

44

41

30

54

57

67

51

Shetland

81

50

68

58

62

58

75

72

120

Tayside

36

37

52

49

46

50

56

60

68

Western Isles

77

45

57

59

49

85

66

39

63

NHSScotland

51

49

55

44

52

58

61

66

71

Source: ISD Waiting Times Warehouse

MEDIAN WAITS (DAYS) FOR A FIRST OUTPATIENT CONSULTATION IN ENT FOR PATIENTS 16 YEARS AND OVER BY NHS BOARD FOR THE YEARS 2008 TO 2016

Board

Median Waits (Days) : Patients Aged 16 years And Over

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Ayrshire and Arran

53

47

56

65

78

73

82

78

57

Borders

53

38

36

43

55

61

74

62

46

Dumfries and Galloway

32

34

35

14

29

24

28

38

41

Fife

34

34

33

28

27

28

26

26

30

Forth Valley

51

42

31

44

58

83

40

55

66

Grampian

79

68

40

27

31

38

35

39

55

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

35

36

37

40

43

48

55

59

55

Highland

46

34

31

35

41

50

59

78

76

Lanarkshire

45

40

47

49

58

73

75

70

59

Lothian

48

45

54

35

51

70

49

52

42

Orkney

57

45

41

32

32

51

63

69

50

Shetland

71

44

60

54

58

45

74

62

84

Tayside

25

38

43

43

42

48

44

45

36

Western Isles

56

35

51

56

46

62

47

32

48

NHSScotland

43

41

41

37

43

49

49

51

49

Source: ISD Waiting Times Warehouse