HC Deb 15 April 1991 vol 189 cc78-9W
Mr. Bernie Grant

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give the current waiting list for each specialty in the Haringey health authority and the number of people who have waited(a) for over one year and (b) for over two years, in each specialty.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

The latest available information, at September 1990, is given in the table. It is the time individual patients wait that matters, not total numbers on the list. In the 18 months to September 1990 the number of patients waiting over one year for treatment in Haringey district health authority fell by 51 per cent.

Waiting list including those waiting over 1 year and over 2 years September 1990
Specialty Gross less self-deferred Waiting over one year* Waiting over two year
General surgery 661 174 30
Urology 230 51 16
Trauma and Orthopaedics 421 170 66
ENT 0 0 0
Ophthalmology 234 17 0
Oral Surgery 89 0 0
Plastic Surgery 0 0 0
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 173 1 0
Return Totals 1,811 413 112

Source: SM 12: returns KH06, KHO7 and KHO7A

*includes numbers waiting over 2 years.