§ 20. Mr. W. Wells
asked the Minister of Health whether he will investigate the causes of the delay in admission to Manor House Hospital, Walsall, of people requiring gynaecological operations.
§ Miss Pitt
The delays to which the hon. and learned Gentleman refers relate only to the non-urgent cases. Those cases which are urgent are dealt with at once. Steps are being taken, and the regional hospital board is investigating the possibility of reducing the waiting list by using other facilities in the region. Sketch plans for a new twin operating theatre suite have been examined in my Department and the preparation of working drawings should be authorised shortly.