HC Deb 17 May 1962 vol 659 cc144-5W
59. Mr. Allaun

asked the Minister of Health approximately how many Salford children are awaiting adenoid and tonsil operations; how this number compares with a year ago; and what is the average waiting time today.

Miss Pitt

The lists as hitherto maintained of patients waiting for tonsil and adenoid operations at hospitals in the Salford Group totalled 541 at 31st March, 1962, compared with 717 a year earlier. About 200 of the former were Salford children. 1,165 operations were performed in 1961, but these include urgent cases not on waiting lists.