§ Mr. Rowlands
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what information he has on the average waiting time at Prince Charles hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, for operations in each of the categories of operations conducted at the hospital; and whether the review of waiting lists will include a specific analysis of the waiting lists at this hospital.
§ Mr. Mark Robinson
Information on the average waiting times at Prince Charles hospital is available in the Welsh hospital waiting list bulletin 1986, No. 1, published on 23 June, a copy of which has been sent to the hon. Gentleman. Copies have also been placed in the Library.
Members of the Welsh Office catalyst team met representatives of Mid Glamorgan health authority on 30 June to consider the problem of waiting times at Prince Charles hospital. The team will be carrying out specific analyses of the most problematic waiting lists in conjunction with the health authority as a first stage in helping the authority to identify possible solutions.