§ 38. Mr. Collins
asked the Minister of Health if he will draw the attention of 441 regional hospital boards to the importance of ensuring that priority in the allocation of private wards is given to non-paying patients who are in need of privacy on medical grounds.
§ Mr. Collins
Is my right hon. Friend aware that the difficulty usually arises when the private beds are filled with paying patients and a non-paying patient needs a bed on medical grounds and none is available? Will he draw the attention of the regional hospitals boards to this point?
§ 39. Mr. Platts-Mills
asked the Minister of Health if the review has been completed of the waiting lists of hospitals in respect of each of the London regional
|WAITING LISTS OF THE LONDON REGIONAL HOSPITAL BOARDS|
|Medical||Surgical||Ear Nose and Throat||Tuberculosis||Others||Total|
|It will be noted that a very large proportion of the waiting lists consist of Ear, Nose and Throat cases, the majority of them are awaiting tonsillectomy.|