To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list by specialty the numbers of people presently awaiting operations within Fife health board's area.
Information is not collected in precisely the form requested. The number of persons waiting for in-patient hospital treatment (including operations) in each specialty is published in table 6.5 of "Scottish Health Service Statistics 1986/87", copies of which are held in the Library.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many operations were performed in National Health Service hospitals in Fife in the last five years for which information is available.
The numbers of inpatient cases operated on in National Health Service hospitals in Fife for the years 1981–1985 are as follows:
|Consultants by specialty in Fife health board at September 1983 to 871|
|Total All Specialties||78||81||81||81||82|
|Accident and Emergency||1||1||1||1||1|
|Orthodontics and paediatric dentistry||—||1||1||1||1|
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology||6||6||6||6||6|
|Child and adolescent Psychiatry||2||1||1||2||2|
|Laboratory and Support Specialties|
|1 Provisional data.|