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Hospital Waiting Lists

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 24 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the hospital waiting list of those waiting more than one year for each year since 1975.

The numbers of non-urgent cases who, on 30 September of each year, had been waiting over a year for admission to hospitals in England are as follows:

YearNumber
1975136,085
1976150,595
1977147,264
1978158,308
1979197,842
1980187,993
1981180,905
For 1982 the corresponding figure is not yet available, but the total on 31 March is provisionally estimated at 176,300.