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Hospital Waiting Times

Volume 932: debated on Wednesday 25 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average waiting time for admission for orthopaedic surgery for each hospital in (a) Birmingham Area Health Authority and (b) Staffordshire Area Health Authority.

In 1975, the latest year for which figures are available, the average waiting times were:

(a) Birmingham AHA
weeks
Birmingham General10·6
Children's13·7
Hast Birmingham General28·1
Good Hope17·4
Selly Oak8·2
Birmingham Accident17·0
Royal Orthopaedic18·6
Rubery Hill8·3
Dudley Road22·4
(b) Staffordshire AHA
Staffordshire General5·9
Standen Hall13·2
North Staffs Royal Infirmary2·5
Biddulph Grange16·5
Hartshill Orthopaedic16·9
Burton District Hospital
Centre Andressey15·6
I will let my hon. Friend have figures for 1976 as soon as they become available.