§ Mr. Guy Barnett
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many patients in the Greenwich district are awaiting hospitalisation for (a) ear, nose and throat treatment and (b) orthopaedic treatment; and what is the average waiting period in each case.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The numbers of patients on in-patient waiting lists in the specialties mentioned at(a) and (b) at 30 September 1981 were as follows:
- (a) Ear, nose and throat—95
- (b) Traumatic and orthopaedic—309.
Information on average waiting periods is not held centrally. The hon. Member may like to seek it directly from the Greenwich health authority.