asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the number on waiting lists at hospitals in the Sandwell area health authority and Dudley area health authority for surgical, medical and other kinds of operations or treatment, including geriatrics and psycho-geriatrics.
Mr. John Patten
The latest available information is for 31 March 1983 and is given in the following table. The three categories shown cover all persons on waiting lists.
Number of persons on waiting list Sandwell District Health Authority Dudley District Health Authority Surgical 1,540 5,106 Medical 85 6 Geriatric 66 33