§ Dr. Michael Clark
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will give details of the average waiting time for inpatients and outpatients in each of the district health authorities within the North-East Thames region.
§ Mr. John Patten
[pursuant to his reply, 16 March 1984, c. 296]: The estimated median waiting time of persons admitted to National Health Service non-psychiatric hospitals from the waiting list in each area health authority in North-East Thames regional health authority is given in the table for 1981, the latest year for which information is available centrally.
Area health authority Estimated median waiting time (in weeks) Essex 6 Barking and Havering 6 Camden and Islington 4 City and East London 4 Enfield and Haringey 7 Redbridge and Waltham Forest 6