HC Deb 01 May 1987 vol 115 cc242-3W
Mr. Gareth Wardell

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will improve the technological facilities available to general practitioners in Wales to enable them to provide up-to-date information to patients on waiting lists for hospital treatment everywhere in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Mark Robinson

GPs are private contractors and any improvement of technological facilities is therefore a matter for each practice to consider. The dissemination of hospital waiting list information is a matter for the district health authority. Generally in Wales such information is sent to GPs within the district, who are free to refer patients as they deem appropriate, both within and outside Wales, if the patients are willing to travel.

Mr. John

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list by hospital the waiting lists for in-patient and out-patient treatment in the South Glamorgan area health authority.

Mr. Mark Robinson

The requested information is given in the following table:

Total waiting list as at 31 December 1986
Hospital/Clinic In-patients Out-patients
University Hospital of Wales 4,981 11,523
Dental Hospital 1,675
Children's ENT 424 480
Cardiff Royal Infirmary 823 314
Prince of Wales 1,472
St. Davids 3
Glan Ely
Llandough 412 595
Barry Community
Amy Evans Clinic 822
Neale Kent
Royal Hamadryad
Velindre 50 59