Skip to main content

Non-Emergency Operations (Suffolk)

Volume 973: debated on Thursday 8 November 1979

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in the Suffolk area health authority, how many people are currently waiting for non-emergency operations; and how this compares with the number doing so at similar dates in the last five years.

Following are the numbers waiting at 30 March 1979, the most recent date for which information is available, and in the three preceding years. Comparable figures for earlier years are not available. Urgent and non-urgent cases are listed, but emergency cases are excluded.

30 March 1979*1405,0165,156
30 March 1978853,2223,307
30 March 1977903,2233,313
30 March 1976843,3983,482
*Figures for 30 March 1979 are as yet provisional.

Source: Statistical return SBH 203.