HC Deb 18 November 1968 vol 773 c211W
83. Mr. Hugh Fraser

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he is taking to remedy the situation in the National Health Service in North Staffordshire whereby patients have to wait three months to see a specialist and nearly nine months before having an operation for rupture.

Mr. Snow

Waiting time depends on the degree of medical urgency. Urgent cases are admitted without delay.