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Surgery

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what percentage of patients on orthopaedic waiting lists have to wait for over 12 months for the appropriate inpatient surgical treatment in each of the health authorities in England.

[pursuant to his reply, 11 November 1985, c. 90–93]: I regret that figures for West Midlands and Mersey regional health authorities were erroneously omitted from the reply. They are as follows:

Orthopaedic in-patient waiting lists on 31 March 1985, NHS hospitals, England
Regional and District Health AuthorityPer centage of non-urgent cases on the list for more than one year
West Midlands RHA—RHA Total38·4
Bromsgrove & Redditch18·5
Herefordshire25·5
Kidderminster & District6·1
Worcester & District15·9
Shropshire20·9
Mid Staffordshire9·4
North Staffordshire56·8
South East Staffordshire22·9
Rugby0·0
North Warwickshire6·0
South Warwickshire51·6
Central Birmingham30·2
East Birmingham59·2
North Birmingham37·3
South Birmingham34·5
West Birmingham42·8
Coventry57·4
Dudley11·5
Sandwell*
Solihull60·8
Walsall16·8
Wolverhampton17·7
Mersey RHA—RHA Total33·4
Chester20·2
Crewe4·5
Halton*
Macclesfield47·7
Warrington45·4
Liverpool31·3
St. Helens & Knowsley20·9
Southport & Formby0·0
South Sefton53·3
Wirral12·1
*No orthopaedic waiting list.