HC Deb 19 April 1990 vol 170 c985W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the current average waiting time for acute operations in(a) England and (b) Cornwall.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

The median waiting time for patients who underwent surgery in the year ending March 1989 was seven weeks for England and nine weeks for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics 1988–89