HC Deb 22 June 1964 vol 697 c7W
Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Health how many persons in Barnsley and district are awaiting operations for hernia; what progress is being made to lower this waiting list; and what is the average waiting time.

Mr. Braine

21. The number of patients treated per month for hernia has been increased recently. The average waiting time for non-urgent general surgery is about four months. There is no waiting list for urgent cases.