HC Deb 13 February 1980 vol 978 c712W
Mr. Ashley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people are on the waiting lists for hospital treatment in the Stoke-on-Trent area health authority area; and if he will list the categories of treatment required.

Dr. Vaughan

[pursuant to his reply, 12 February 1980]: At 30 September 1979, the latest date for which complete information is centrally available, 10,739 patients were on in-patient waiting lists in the North Staffordshire health district, which includes Stoke-on-Trent. By specialty, the numbers are as follows:

General Medicine 4
Dermatology 9
Neurology 32
Cardiology 103
Rheumatology 1
Geriatrics 186
Younger Disabled 10
General Surgery 2,848
Ear Nose and Throat 991
Traumatic and Orthopaedic 2,543
Ophthalmology 508
Radiotherapy 51
Urology 66
Plastic Surgery 902
Thoracic Surgery 83
Neurosurgery 96
Gynaecology 2,215
Mental Illness 63
Renal 13
Metabolic 15

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