§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the average length of stay for in-patients for all surgical conditions in each of the district health authorities in Wales, respectively, analysed(a) by district general hospitals and (b) by district general hospital and community hospitals combined.
§ Mr. David Hunt
The available information is given in the following table:
Health authority Average length of stay (days) for surgical specialties 1 1988–89 District general hospitals All hospitals Clwyd 5.8 5.7 East Dyfed 5.7 5.9 Gwent 5.5 5.7
Health authority Average length of stay (days) for surgical specialties 1 1988–89 District general hospitals All hospitals Gwynedd 5.8 5.1 Mid Glamorgan 5.7 6.0 Pembrokeshire 5.8 5.8 Powys — — South Glamorgan 5.8 6.4 West Glamorgan 6.4 6.6 1 General surgery, ENT, traumatic and orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, radiotherapy, urology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, dental surgery, orthodontics, neurosurgery and gynaecology.