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Hospital Services, Lothian

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 4 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the future of hospital services in Lothian.

Lothian health board announced on 24 May proposals for the rationalisation of acute services which are currently subject to public consultation.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the current waiting list length and average waiting time in Lothian region for (a) cervical screening, (b) breast screening, (c) cervical treatment, (d) breast treatment, (e) hip replacement surgery, (f) gynaecology operations, (g) plastic surgery, (h) geriatric assessment, (i) geriatric long-stay hospital accommodation and (j) psychogeriatric hospital accommodation.

The latest available information for Lothian health board is set out in the table:

Waiting list at 30 September 1989Median wait (in days) at December 1988
Cervical Screening11
Breast Screening11
Cervical Treatment123
Breast Treatment116
Hip Replacement Surgery190
Gynaecology Operations121
Plastic Surgery1,00870ยท5
Geriatric Assessment483
Geriatric Longstay1601
1 Information not held centrally.