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Sedgefield General Hospital And Darlington Memorial Hospital

Volume 640: debated on Monday 15 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Health what is the number of admissions to the Sedgefield General Hospital and Darlington Memorial Hospital, for the last twelve months; and how these figures compare with the rate of admissions for the years 1957, 1958 and 1959.

The figures are not readily available in this form, but I am circulating figures for discharges and deaths which, over twelve months, would be almost the same as the figures for admissions.

Following are the figures:

Sedgefield General HospitalDarlington Memorial Hospital
1st April, 1960, to 31st March, 19615,0906,912

asked the Minister of Health what is the average waiting time for admission to the Sedgefield General Hospital and the Darlington Memorial Hospital, respectively; how this average compares with the rest of the region; and how many patients are still on the waiting lists at these hospitals.

Figures of average waiting times are not available. The following table analyses the waiting lists on 28th February, 1961.

Time on Waiting listSedgefield General HospitalDarlington Memorial Hospital
Up to 1 month140247
1–2 months73123
2–4 months100123
4–12 months58249
Over 12 months2448