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Waiting Lists

Volume 116: debated on Tuesday 12 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish the monthly waiting list for the North West regional health authority from 1974 to the most recent date for which figures are available.

I am sorry I cannot give the hon. Member all the information he seeks in precisely the form requested. The information available centrally is given in the table. Over this period the number of in-patient cases treated increased by 27ยท6 per cent. from 483,978 to 617,628. For the rest of the information he seeks, the hon. Member may wish to write to the chairman of the North Western regional health authority.

Number of cases on in-patient waiting list at 30 June1, 31 December, 31 March, 30 September, North Western region
MonthYearNumber
June197459,475
December197460,236
June197559,311
September197558,168
December197568,503
March197668,149
September197666,893
December197667,930
March197766,366
September197764,560
December197765,639
March197863,532
September197863,123
December197866,069
March197977,368
September197971,948
December197970,192
March198068,976
September198065,513
December198062,997
March198162,394
September198160,252
December198159,752
March198261,357
September198269,697
December198268,767
March198364,853
September198362,525
December198360,745
March198459,289
September198459,417
December198459,031
March198558,600
September198558,465
December198556,927
March198660,242
September198661,143
1 Statistical return discontinued 1976.