asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to reduce the time which children have to wait for ear, nose and throat treatment at Cheltenham General Hospital.
I am in touch with the South Western Regional Hospital Board about this problem.
The Board hopes to provide some extra beds for ear, nose and throat cases at Cheltenham General Hospital next year and are considering whether a medical assistant should be appointed in this specialty. The hon. Member may rest assured that urgent cases are seen by the consultant within a very few days.