HC Deb 23 March 1989 vol 149 c766W
Mr. Goodlad

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what has been the change in waiting list lengths in(a) the North West regional health authority and (b) the Mersey regional health authority since 1979.

Mr. Mellor

The information is given in the table.

In-patient waiting lists, Mersey and North Western regional health authorities, 1979 and 1988
Mersey North Western
Waiting list 31 March 1979 41,103 77,368
Waiting list1 30 September 1988 32,121 63,839
Change -8,982 -13,529
Percentage change -22 -17
1 Excludes self deferred cases.

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