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Chiropody Services (Ashfield)

Volume 972: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average length of waiting lists in Ashfield for chiropody; and how long a patient must wait for service once on the list.

On 30 June 1979 there were 297 patients on the waiting list. Waiting time for non-urgent treatment in Sutton in Ashfield is 19 months, and in Kirby in Ashfield six months. Urgent cases are seen immediately.All patients on the waiting list have recently been reassessed to ensure that their condition has not deteriorated, and have been advised to contact the clinic again if their condition worsens. In an effort to reduce waiting times in the Central Nottinghamshire health district assistance is being given by chiropodists from the North and South Nottingham districts.