HC Deb 08 November 1978 vol 957 cc256-7W
Mr. Michael Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many people are on waiting lists for treatment in each of the orthopaedic departments of hospitals in South Glamorgan; and what is the maximum period of waiting in such cases.

Mr. John Morris

As at 30th September 1978 the number of patients on the waiting lists for orthopaedic surgery in hospitals in South Glamorgan was: University hospital of Wales, in-patient 175, out-patient 1,846; Prince of Wales orthopaedic hospital, in-patient 566; Amy Evans hospital, out-patients 150; Ely children's hospital, out-patient 41. While some 88 per cent. on the in-patient waiting list are treated within two years, some individuals have been on the in-patient waiting list for up to five years. The longest waiting time on the out-patient list is two years.