HC Deb 28 July 1976 vol 916 c316W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the current waiting list for orthopaedic surgery at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Dr. Owen

Nearly all orthopaedic surgery in Newcastle is carried out at the Sanderson Orthopaedic Hospital. The waiting list in the Newcastle Area Health Authority (Teaching) was 709 on 31st March 1976, the latest date for which figures are available.