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Adenoid Operations

Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average waiting time for children's adenoid operations in the Southampton area.

A meaningful figure for the average waiting time cannot be given, as the length of time a child may have to wait depends upon the degree of urgency for the operation and the length of the appropriate waiting list. Waiting times vary between three and 18 months.