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District Health Authorities (Patient Treatment)

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list for each district health authority (a) the total numbers of people waiting for treatment in September 1982, (b) the total numbers of people waiting for treatment in March 1987 and (c) the percentage change represented by (b) over (a), ordering the list so that a district with the biggest increase is first and that the largest decrease is last.

[holding answer 3 December 1987]: The information is given in the following table:

Health authority1Waiting list2Waiting listPercentage change
Waiting for in-patient admission
Pembrokeshire1,8282,510+ 37·3
West Glamorgan4,2945,521+ 28·6
South Glamorgan6,1847,876+ 27·4
East Dyfed1,9652,335+ 18·8
Clwyd4,4294,959+12·0
Gwynedd1,8021,971+9·4
Gwent7,5427,705+ 2·2
Mid Glamorgan10,4838,483-19·1
Powys10036-64·0
Wailing for first out-patient consultation
Powys279640+129·4
Clwyd5,9678,352+40·0
Gwent8,47511,749+ 38·6
Pembrokeshire1,7242,291+32·9
Gwynedd3,2574,309+32·3
East Dyfed4,1105,189+26·3
Mid Glamorgan15,79716,911+7·1
West Glamorgan14,63114,142-3·3
South Glamorgan15,49014,381-7·2
1 As at 30 September 1982.
2 As at 31 March 1987.
I am, however, pleased to say that the number of cases treated by the NHS in Wales has increased significantly over the same period as the following tables shows.
In-patient cases19821986Percentage change
Clwyd51,51257,519+11·7
East Dyfed28,11031,405+11·7
Gwent55,09965,991+19·8
Gwynedd31,22734,867+11·7
Mid Glamorgan64,48980,119+24·2
Pembrokeshire11,51313,186+14·5
Powys5,8476,842+17·0
South Glamorgan69,85281,891+17·2

In-patient cases

1982

1986

Percentage change

West Glamorgan52,58362,050+18·0
Wales370,232433,870+17·2

New Out-Patient attendances

Clwyd63,90870,506+10·3
East Dyfed35,13740,368+14·9
Gwent62,25475,651+21·5
Gwynedd34,48337,556+8·9
Mid Glamorgan74,44080,587+8·3
Pembrokeshire12,61414,217+12·7
Powys7,8157,492-4·1
South Glamorgan100,020109,412+9·4
West Glamorgan57,61568,971+19·7
Wales448,286504,760+12·6