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Brighton Health Authority

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will provide details of the Brighton health authority waiting list for each category of care for each year from 1979, and for each quarter in 1987.

Number of patients on the in-patient waiting list for Brighton District Health Authority from 31 March 1979 to 31 March 1987
Specialty197919801981198219831984198519861987
Thoracic medicine3
Dermatology1210197
Geriatrics431345389101813
General surgery1,6961,3981,1971,0201,1081,0461,4631,0241,138
Ear, nose and throat556554436395670471477405568
Traumatic and orthopaedic873896826907979874625678984
Ophthalmology51113169131204299320207148
Urology722568568494456725601553225
Plastic surgery531830
Oral surgery112223129107123144164204237
Orthodontics1041

[holding answer 4 March 1988]: The information available centrally is given in the table.

Specially

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

Neurosurgery12
Gynaecology391367284345242281303413398
Mental illness15391716
G.P. dental51
Paediatric surgery15263360244
Other232430332936
Total4,5154,2503,7703,4933,8013,8594,0063,9154,022

1 between 1982 and 1985, Paediatric Surgery was included in General Surgery.