§ Sir John Farr
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the average waiting time for plastic surgery patients who have not yet been admitted to hospital(a) in the Leicestershire health authority, (b) in the Trent region and (c) nationally.
§ Mr. Mellor
Average waiting times for those awaiting admission to hospital are not available centrally. The numbers on the waiting list are analysed by time waited and a percentage distribution based on this information is given in the table.87W
Percentage distribution of cases on the in-patient waiting list by time waited, as at 30 September 1988, Plastic surgery specialty Months waited 0 to 2 3 to 5 6 to 8 9 to 11 12+ Leicestershire District Health Authority 18 10 10 9 53 Trent Regional Health Authority 12 12 10 10 57 England 14 12 9 7 58