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Hospital Admissions

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 23 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how many patients are awaiting operations in each of the main surgical specialties at the North Middlesex hospital, the Prince of Wales hospital and St. Ann's hospital in the London borough of Enfield and Haringey; and how many of such patients are resident in the Tottenham area;(2) how many geriatric patients are awaiting admittance to hospital from the Tottenham area of the London borough of Haringey;(3) how many casualties arising from (

a) road accidents, ( b) industrial accidents and ( c) street collapse were admitted to the Prince of Wales hospital accident and emergency department, Haringey, and also the North Middlesex hospital accident and emergency department, Enfield, London, compared with the total number of patients treated by these two departments over a period of the last 12 months for which figures are available.

The information requested in these Questions is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate expense. I shall write to my hon. Friend.