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Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield

Volume 932: debated on Wednesday 25 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the catchment area of the Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield, is greater or less than the average for the region; and whether the waiting lists for non-urgent surgical operations are greater or less than the average for the region.

The catchment population is about 248,000, including Lichfield and Tamworth, compared with a regional average for health districts of about 235,000. In 1975, the latest year for which figures are available, the average waiting time for submission to hospital for non-urgent surgical cases was:

North Birmingham Health DistrictRegion
weeksweeks
General Surgery16·815·2
ENT15·226·2
Trauma/Orthopaedic17·415·3
Gynaecology12·312·8
I will let my hon. Friend have figures for 1976 as soon as these become available.