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Tonsil And Adenoid Operations

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 29 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Health the number of tonsil and adenoid operations carried out at each of the nine Manchester hospitals in each month of 1954 up to the nearest convenient date.

The answer is contained in the following table:ing period compares with that for hospitals scheduled for this type of operation in the other parts of the Northern Regional Hospital Board area.

The following is the answer:

TONSIL AND ADENOIDS WAITING LISTS
The following numbers of patients have been waiting as shown:—
0–1 months1–2 months2–4 months4–12 monthsOver 12Total
Durham administrative county—
Palmer Memorial, Jarrow4530406421200
Ellison Hall, Hebburn20142232694
Maiden Law5810376120357
Hartlepools3018691879313
Sedgefield General232016968
Durham County Hospital826892155397
258253315567361,429
County boroughs in County Durham—
Gateshead Children's524157
Ingham Infirmary1824228624170
South Shields General192662231237575
Sunderland General1551395313360
Darlington Memorial89773131201
3332701693332621,367
Rest of region—
Newcastle E.N.T.89180175444
Fleming Memorial162765868364
Newcastle General10818
Preston (N. Shields)45347618428367
Tynemouth Victoria Jubilee2812265310129
G. B. Hunter Memorial, Wallsend301638809173
Hexham General1268531
Alnwick Infirmary1212
Morpeth Cottage14115
Thos. Knight, Blyth38775691144406
N. Riding Infirmary34850398
Cumberland Infirmary94101033
Carlisle City General14114897101397
Whitehaven3034687139
9686466125081922,926

asked the Minister of Health what action he is taking to reduce the waiting period for tonsil and adenoid operations being experienced by children at the Park Hospital, Davyhulme, Manchester.

I am informed that the present waiting periods are unusually high because it has not yet been possible to fill the vacancy caused by a recent resignation from the medical staff. Temporary assistance has however been provided to hold three operating sessions a week at this hospital and thereby reduce the waiting list.