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Acute Operations

Volume 170: debated on Thursday 19 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the current average waiting time for acute operations in (a) England and (b) Cornwall.

The median waiting time for patients who underwent surgery in the year ending March 1989 was seven weeks for England and nine weeks for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.Source: Hospital Episode Statistics 1988–89