HC Deb 03 July 1967 vol 749 cc159-60W
52. Mr. Dobson

asked the Minister of Health if he will list the number of patients awaiting admission to Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, divided into categories of treatment required on 31st May, 1967.

Mr. Snow

The following is the information:

31st May, 1967
General Medicine 6
Chronic Sick 12
General Surgery 293
Tonsils and Adenoids 170
Other E.N.T. 28
Plastic Surgery 2,942
Thoracic Surgery 138
Neuro-surgery 28
Gynaecology 674
Gastro-enterology 3
Orthopaedic 15
Total 4,309

53. Mr. Dobson

asked the Minister of Health what steps have been taken to relieve pressure on the Department of Plastic and Jaw Surgery and the Department of Gynaecology at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol; and what improvement can be expected to the waiting list position in these two specialities.

Mr. Snow

For plastic surgery the Regional Board are considering recruitment of additional staff and plans for redeployment of theatre time; no great improvement can be expected in the waiting list until the second regional unit is opened. Extra beds have just been made available for gynaecology for which the waiting list has shown a marked improvement since December, 1966.