HC Deb 24 June 1974 vol 875 cc366-7W
Mr. Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will publish a table in the OFFICIAL REPORT showing the average time of waiting for tonsil and adenoid operations at the different hospitals within the area of the Merseyside Regional Health Authority; and if she will take steps to reduce this waiting period.

Dr. Owen

Averages are misleading as waiting times for admissions vary according to the circumstances of individual cases, but at the latest available date the length of time non-urgent cases on the waiting lists had waited at the hospitals shown were:

Ormskirk (Mr. Kilroy-Silk) on 24th May—[Vol. 874, c. 329–30.]—with regard to steps being taken to reduce waiting lists in the Ear, Nose and Throat specialty as a whole in the region.

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