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Hospital Waiting Lists

Volume 22: debated on Thursday 29 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many patients in the Greenwich district are awaiting hospitalisation for (a) ear, nose and throat treatment and (b) orthopaedic treatment; and what is the average waiting period in each case.

The numbers of patients on in-patient waiting lists in the specialties mentioned at (a) and (b) at 30 September 1981 were as follows:


  • (a) Ear, nose and throat—95
  • (b) Traumatic and orthopaedic—309.
  • Information on average waiting periods is not held centrally. The hon. Member may like to seek it directly from the Greenwich health authority.