HC Deb 27 March 1975 vol 889 cc274-5W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the approximate cost of the average surgical operation of single mastectomy including the consequential period of hospitalisation within the National Health Service.

Dr. Owen:

The costs of treating specified conditions or diseases are not available. On the basis of an average period of hospitalisation for a single mastectomy of 14 days in an acute hospital, the average in-patient cost in 1973–74 would have been £228, including an average cost of about £20 for this surgical operation.