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Wales: Hospital Waiting Lists

Volume 589: debated on Thursday 7 May 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How hospital waiting lists in Wales currently compare with similar lists in May 1997. [HL1665]

As reported by Welsh health authorities, the number of Welsh residents waiting for a hospital out-patient appointment increased by 9 per cent. from 100,100 on 30 April 1997 to 109,300 on 28 February 1998, and the number of Welsh residents waiting for admission to hospital for in-patient or daycase treatment increased by 10 per cent., from 65,900 on 30 April 1997 to 72,500 on 28 February 1998.