Barometer

Barometer

17 August 2013

9:00 AM

17 August 2013

9:00 AM

Ward ceremony

There have been 29 health secretaries since 1948. How many have wards that — though not necessarily named after them — bear their surname?

NYE BEVAN
Hillingdon, Harlow, Ealing, East London, Princess Alexandra, Stepping Hall (Stockport)

ENOCH POWELL
Lewisham Hospital

KENNETH ROBINSON
Mile End, Lewes, Chesterfield, St Andrews

BARBARA CASTLE
Warwick, Royal Berkshire, Worthing


PATRICK JENKIN
West Cumbria

KEN CLARKE
Kent and Canterbury, Northwick Park, Royal Hampshire

STEPHEN DORRELL
Royal Berkshire

ALAN JOHNSON
Lincoln, Bridling, Buxton (closing)

ANDY BURNHAM
Nottingham City

The price of progress

NHS funding has trebled since 1997. Some performance indicators over that period

VISITS TO A&E

Total number
Q2 2003 3.21m
Q2 2005 3.52m
Q2 2007 3.46m
Q2 2009 3.22m
Q2 2011 3.58m
Total number % lasting under 4 hours
Q2 2003 87.3
Q2 2005 97.6
Q2 2007 97.6
Q2 2009 96.9
Q2 2011 95.5

NUMBER OF CANCELLED OPERATIONS

1998 12,389
2001 20,833
2004 14,672
2007 12,489
2010 13,233
2013 15,443

NUMBER OF GENERAL AND ACUTE HOSPITAL BEDS IN ENGLAND

1997 138,047
2000 135,794
2003 137,247
2006 126,970
2009 121,759
2012 104,858

 

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