§ Mr. Abse
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the average stay of patients treated in hospitals in88W
date, under the Agriculture (Improvement of Roads) Act, 1955.
Particulars of the schemes rejected in Wales and Monmouthshire up to 31st December, 1961, are given in the following table:
Wales in 1960 was higher than in any other region; what was the turnover in 1960 per available bed in Wales in ear, nose and throat, plastic surgery, general surgery, gyna5cology and ophthalmology departments; what was the national average turnover in each of these departments; and whether he will conduct an inquiry into the administration of these departments in hospitals in Wales.
§ Miss Pitt
The Answer to the first and last parts of the Question is "No". The other information asked for is as follows:
DISCHARGES AND DEATHS IN 1960 DIVIDED BY AVERAGE AVAILABLE BEDS (INCLUDING TEACHING HOSPITALS) — England and Wales Wales Ear, nose and throat 44.74 30.11 Plastic surgery 19.44 11.72 General surgery 25.71 22.46 Gynaecology 33.44 31.49 Ophthalmology 22.60 19.35