Dr Foster Health website publishes new NHS waiting times update for heart bypass surgery

December 17, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Dr Foster Health, the hospital comparison and consultant search website, has published a new Heart Bypass Waiting Times Update.

Dr Foster Health's Heart Bypass Waiting Times Update covers all 10 Strategic Health Authorities for England and Wales and uses Hospital Episode Statistics data from 2005/6 to 2008/9 for NHS Hospital Trust admissions.

Access the Heart Bypass Waiting Times Update to find out the latest waiting times for the operation and also discover new developments in non-invasive, robot-assisted Heart Bypass surgery.

Access the Heart Bypass Waiting Times Update from Dr Foster Health's homepage (www.drfosterhealth.co.uk).

How well are local hospitals performing?
Every month, Dr Foster Health publishes a new Waiting Times Update for the 50 commonest operations performed on the NHS.

Find out more about Heart Bypass operations by accessing the Medical Dictionary section on Surgical Procedures and clicking on the Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) tab.

Compare the quality of cardiac health services at local hospitals with national figures on Dr Foster Health's Hospital Guide.

Find a cardiac consultant who specialises in Heart Bypass Surgery and angina by visiting Dr Foster Health's Consultant Guide, which contains detailed information on nearly 40,000 consultants in England and Wales.

For more information, please contact:

Alex Young
Web Projects Editor (alexander.young@drfoster.co.uk)

Tel: 0207 332 8906


1) Dr Foster Health is the leading innovator in benchmarking public services and communicating information about these services to the public. Dr Foster produces authoritative and independent guides to health services in public and private healthcare. Dr Foster aims is not only to inform, but also to act as a catalyst for change.

2) Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) is a data warehouse containing details of all admissions to NHS hospitals in England. It includes private patients treated in NHS hospitals, patients who were resident outside of England and care delivered by treatment centres (including those in the independent sector) funded by the NHS.

HES is the data source for a wide range of healthcare analysis for the NHS, Government and many other organisations and individuals. It contains admitted patient care data from 1989 onwards, with more than 12 million new records added each year, and outpatient attendance data from 2003 onwards, with more than 40 million new records added each year.

3) Find out more about the state of the Nation's healthcare system by downloading a PDF copy of the Hospital Guide 2009.