asked the Minister of Health the total number of out-patients attending hospitals in Birmingham; how many are in attendance at Selly Oak and Dudley Road hospitals, respectively; and what action is being taken to provide adequate accommodation for out-patients in Birmingham.
In answer to the first part of the Question, I am circulating the figures below. With regard to the second part, proposals are under consideration for developments of the outpatient facilities at the General, Selly Oak, Dudley Road and Little Bromwich hospitals.
|NEW OUT-PATIENTS DURING THE YEAR 1953|
|—||Consultant Clinics||Casualty Departments||Physiotherapy etc.|
|All Birmingham Hospitals||263,656||208,784||66,936|
|Selly Oak Hospital||17,298||23,207||5,829|
|Dudley Road Hospital||15,973||21,705||3,385|