HC Deb 04 July 1990 vol 175 c615W
55. Mr. Home Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the future of hospital services in Lothian.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Lothian health board announced on 24 May proposals for the rationalisation of acute services which are currently subject to public consultation.

Mr. Strang

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the current waiting list length and average waiting time in Lothian region for(a) cervical screening, (b) breast screening, (c) cervical treatment, (d) breast treatment, (e) hip replacement surgery, (f) gynaecology operations, (g) plastic surgery, (h) geriatric assessment, (i) geriatric long-stay hospital accommodation and (j) psychogeriatric hospital accommodation.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The latest available information for Lothian health board is set out in the table:

Waiting list at 30 September 1989 Median wait (in days) at December 1988
Cervical Screening 1 1
Breast Screening 1 1
Cervical Treatment 1 23
Breast Treatment 1 16
Hip Replacement Surgery 1 90
Gynaecology Operations 1 21
Plastic Surgery 1,008 70.5
Geriatric Assessment 48 3
Geriatric Longstay 160 1
Psychogeriatric 125 1
1 Information not held centrally.