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Strokes: Health Services

Question for Department of Health

UIN 61084, tabled on 23 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of hospital waiting time was in 2016 for those who suffered a stroke.

Answered on

31 January 2017

The information requested is not available centrally.

The vast majority of admissions following a stroke are emergency admissions rather than elective admissions. Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data for elective waiting times from decision to admit to admission is not available for stroke patients. HES publishes waiting times data for a first diagnosis in accident and emergency, however, stroke data is not available.