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Hospital Consultants And Waiting Lists

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 30 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why an increase in the number of hospital consultants leads to an increase in the number of patients on waiting lists.

In recent years the number of hospital consultants has increased, as have levels of hospital activity. There has also unfortunately, been an increase in waiting lists. There is no single explanation for this phenomenon.