HC Deb 15 June 1964 vol 696 cc132-3W
Mr. Randall

asked the Minister of Health why the waiting period for gynæcological surgery at hospitals in the Gateshead group of hospitals is four months; and what steps are being taken to reduce this period of waiting.

Mr. Braine

Urgent cases are dealt with at once. 75 per cent. of the patients have been on the waiting list for less than two months, and only 3 per cent. for four months or more. For the time being priority is being given to relieving the more difficult situation in other hospital groups in the region.