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Victoria Hospital, Blackpool

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a list of the waiting periods for operations or other hospital treatment at the Victoria hospital, Blackpool, setting out the figures for each specialty.

Following are the numbers of patients, by specialty, who were awaiting admission to the Victoria hospital, Blackpool, on 30th September 1978:health authority in so far as it includes expenditure of the Manchester and Salford area health authorities (T). The United Kingdom figure includes the expenditure of the 12 preserved boards of governors of postgraduate teaching hospitals in London.3. The population figures used take no account of people who are provided with treatment outside their area of residence, nor are they adjusted for differences the morbidity and age/sex structures of the relative populations.4. The figure for the Rochdale area health authority includes the cost of services provided by the North-Western regional health authority—for example, ambulance, blood transfusion, mass miniature radiography services etc. The cost of these services amounts to £4 per head of population.