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Hospital Waiting Lists

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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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:

General Medicine4
Dermatology9
Neurology32
Cardiology103
Rheumatology1
Geriatrics186
Younger Disabled10
General Surgery2,848
Ear Nose and Throat991
Traumatic and Orthopaedic2,543
Ophthalmology508
Radiotherapy51
Urology66
Plastic Surgery902
Thoracic Surgery83
Neurosurgery96
Gynaecology2,215
Mental Illness63
Renal13
Metabolic15