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Hospital Waiting Lists

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons within the Grampian health board area are on waiting lists for treatment for hip conditions in National Health Service hospitals; and what is the average period such persons are required to wait before the treatment is performed.

[pursuant to his reply, 25 March 1985, c. 80]: Four hundred and thirty eight persons within the Grampian health board area are currently on waiting lists for hip replacements. At 31 December 1982 the latest date for which information is available, the mean waiting time for this treatment was 145 days.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons are on hospital waiting lists in Scotland in respect of treatment for hip conditions; and what is the average period of time such persons are required to wait before treatment is given.

[pursuant to his reply, 25 March 1985, c. 80]: The most recent complete statistics on waiting lists for hip treatments and the mean waiting time relate to 31 December 1982. They are:

Total hip replacement waiting list1,652 cases
Mean waiting time221 days

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people in the Banff and Buchan constituency have been on waiting lists for treatment for eye defects for less than three months.

[pursuant to his reply, 25 March 1985, c. 80]: Thirty one people in the Banff and Buchan district have been on the ophthalmology waiting list for less than three months.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons in the Banff and Buchan constituency are on waiting lists for treatment for hip conditions in National Health Service hospitals in Aberdeen; and what is the average period of time such persons have to wait before treatment is performed.

[pursuant to his reply, 25 March 1985, c. 79]: One hundred and fifty seven persons in the Banff and Buchan district are currently on waiting lists for hip replacements; approximately one third will be treated in Aberdeen. The mean waiting time for patients from Banff and Buchan treated in Aberdeen in 1984 was 322 days.