HC Deb 19 December 1963 vol 686 cc259-60W
Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Health what is the total of persons awaiting admission to Barnsley hospitals, specifying the waiting list and the type of operation required at each hospital; and whether he is satisfied that sufficient progress is being made to reduce the waiting list.

Mr. Braine

The figures at 30th September, 1963, were:

Beckett Hospital St. Helen Hospital Totals
General Surgery 384 40 424
Gynaecology 186 186
Ear, Nose and Throat (Tonsils and Adenoids) 38 439 477
Ear, Nose and Throat (Other) 165 165
Orthopaedic Surgery 281 281
Ophthalmology 90 90
General Medicine 2 4 6
Chronic Sick/ Geriatric 60 60
Others 80 80
1,040 729 1,769
This represents an improvement of nearly 20 per cent. over a year earlier, but all hospital authorities are considering what steps they can take to reduce waiting lists further.