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Hearing Impaired: Health Services

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of progress on the Government’s target to reduce waiting times for audiology assessments to six weeks by March 2008. (146749)

Data published on 13 June 2007 show that, at the end of April, 101,260 people were waiting longer than six weeks for an audiology assessment. This is a reduction of 37,409 since October and represents good progress towards the milestone.