asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people are on the waiting lists for hospital treatment in the Stoke-on-Trent area health authority area; and if he will list the categories of treatment required.
[pursuant to his reply, 12 February 1980]: At 30 September 1979, the latest date for which complete information is centrally available, 10,739 patients were on in-patient waiting lists in the North Staffordshire health district, which includes Stoke-on-Trent. By specialty, the numbers are as follows:
|Ear Nose and Throat||991|
|Traumatic and Orthopaedic||2,543|