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Hospital Waiting Lists

Volume 202: debated on Thursday 23 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what were the total numbers of patients removed from waiting lists for reasons other than admission in the six months ended September 1991;(2) what were the numbers of patients admitted from the waiting lists in the six months ended September 1991.

Provisional figures for September 1991, which are based on 90 per cent. of expected returns, show that admissions from waiting lists increased from 1,384,900 to 1,390,300 (0.4 per cent.) in the six months since March 1991.Removals from waiting lists for reasons other than admission fell from 168,918 to 165,200 (2 per cent.) in the same period.