HC Deb 01 May 1973 vol 855 c263W
32. Mr. Marks

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average waiting period for tonsillectomy operations in the Manchester region.

Mr. Alison

Separate figures for hospital admissions for tonsillectomy are not readily available. Waiting times for admission vary according to the circumstances of the individual case and an average figure for the region would, therefore, have little meaning, but of cases in the ear, nose and throat specialty admitted to Manchester Regional Hospital Board hospitals in the last quarter of 1972, 1,216 had waited less than a month, 3,106 for between one and five months and 1,829 for over six months.