HC Deb 19 January 1979 vol 960 c942W
Mr. Silvester

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) to what extent admissions for operations are being delayed at Withington hospital, Manchester; and what categories of surgery are affected;

(2) how many operating theatres at Withington hospital, Manchester, are out of action; and at what date they are due to be restored.

Mr. Moyle:

Ten operating theatres at Withington hospital are currently closed while they are being upgraded. Their re-opening is scheduled for 5th February, subject to the delivery of floor covering materials. Admissions have been reduced from approximately 300 per week to 200. All surgical specialties are affected.