§ 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.160W
§ 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.