HC Deb 03 March 1986 vol 93 c58W
Mr. Speller

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average delay in hip replacement operations in the south-west region of England.

Mr. Whitney

The estimated median interval between a date a patient was placed on the waiting list and the time of admission to National Health Service hospitals in the South Western regional health authority for operations for total hip replacement and other arthroplasty of hip in 1983, the latest year for which information is held centrally, was 31 weeks.