HC Deb 28 February 1955 vol 537 cc1705-6
17. Mr. Snow

asked the Minister of Health the number of persons on the waiting list of the Birmingham Region for orthopaedic operations as at the last convenient date; and at the same date for each of the previous four years.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Separate figures for orthopaedic operations are not available, but, with permission, I will circulate figures of those awaiting orthopaedic treatment in the Official Report.

Following are the figures:

Separate figures of those awaiting orthopaedic operations are not available.

Figures of those awaiting orthopaedic treatment on 31st December in each year are as follows:

Regional Hospital Board Hospitals United Birmingham Hospitals
1950 3,009 24*
1951 2,572 35*
1952 2,488 34*
1953 2,711 195
1954 3,306 263
* Figures for the Children's Hospitals only: figures for other hospitals not available.