HC Deb 05 April 1971 vol 815 c60W
Mr. Marks

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average waiting period for admission to hospital for orthopaedic surgery in the Manchester Regional Hospital Board area.

Mr. Alison

Waiting times for admission vary according to circumstances, so that an average figure would have little meaning. Statistics are therefore not collected on this basis. Urgent cases are admitted without delay.