HC Deb 30 January 1968 vol 757 c262W
Mr. Leadbitter

asked the Minister of Health how many patients are registered on the urgent waiting list for admission to hospital immediately a bed is available in the Hartlepool group of hospitals; how many have been on this list for periods of one month, two months, three months, and more than three months, respectively; and how many of these have been discharged from hospital to be placed on the urgent waiting list automatically.

Mr. K. Robinson

The total number of patients on the waiting list was 685 on 30th November, 1967, which is the latest date for which waiting times are available; of these 224 had been waiting for less than one month, 120 from one to two months, 140 from two to four months, and 203 for more than four months. Urgent cases are admitted without delay. No patients have been discharged from hospital and automatically placed on the waiting list.