HC Deb 10 February 1958 vol 582 cc11-2W
Mr. Hastings

asked the Minister of Health how many domiciliary visits were made by consultants and senior hospital medical officers for which claims for payment have been submitted to the four metropolitan regional hospital boards during 1956–57 in respect of general medicine, general surgery, gynaecology, anasthetics, diseases of the chest, paediatrics, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otorhino-laryngology, pathology, physical medicine, psychological medicine, radiology, tropical medicine, and urology, respectively.

Mr. R. Thompson

The number of domiciliary visits in the area of the metropolitan hospital boards in 1956, the last year for which figures are available, was as follows:

Specialty Visits by
Consultants Senior Hospital Medical Officers
General medicine 24,470 2,524
General surgery 15,205 732
Gynaecology and obstetrics 4,538 387
Anaesthetics 169 11
Diseases of the chest 983 405
Paediatrics 3,352 214
Ophthalmology 2,506 494
Traumatic and orthopaedic surgery 4,101 289
Oto-rhino-laryngology 2,935 87
Pathology 3,853 1,043
Physical medicine 1,375 6
Psychiatry 5,345 787
Radiology 2,980 Nil
Urology* Nil Nil
Tropical medicine* Nil Nil
*Some visits may have been made and classified under another heading.

Information about the number of these visits for which payment was not claimed is not available.