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Orthopaedic Surgery

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many patients are currently awaiting orthopaedic surgery, on a region-by-region basis; and if he will break the statistics down by the following age groups; (a) 40 to 50 years, (b) 51 to 55 years, (c) 56 to 60 years, (d) 61 to 65 years, (e) 66 to 70 years and (f) over 70 years.

The following table shows the number of patients in each NHS region who were awaiting in-patient treatment in the speciality of traumatic and orthopaedic surgery on 31 December 1980, the most recent date for which figures are available. Age group statistics are not collected.

RegionNumber on waiting list
Northern5,599
Yorkshire5,968
Trent13,795
East Anglia5,306
North-West Thames8,157
North-East Thames11,214
South-East Thames10,731
South-West Thames6,537
Wessex8,606
Oxford6,669
South-Westem7,345
West Midlands15,685
Mersey7,039
North-Western10,372
Boards of Governors Hospitals1,262
England124,285