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Varicose Veins (Operations)

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give the average waiting time for each regional hospital board in Northern Ireland for an operation for varicose veins; what is the waiting time for National Health Service patients and private patients under the National Health Service; what is his best estimate of the cost of treatment prior to operation for varicose veins in each of the areas of Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

The information requested on average waiting times for operations for varicose veins is not available, nor is it possible to estimate the cost of treatment of patients prior to operation.