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Waiting Lists

Volume 640: debated on Monday 15 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Health if he will institute an inquiry into the periods of waiting for hospital beds by patients for whom treatment has been ordered; and if he will make a statement.

I am considering what changes are needed in the present system of compiling and analysing waiting lists to ensure that they are realistic, and what further advice can be given to hospital authorities to assist them in reducing the backlog of cases in the various specialties.