§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many patients have been treated for cataract removal at the new treatment centre at Bridgend hospital since its opening in October 1991; how many were from the Mid-Glamorgan health authority; if he will list all other health authorities from which other patients treated at the treatment centre have originated; and how this compares with his Department's agreement with the treatment centre.
§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
Between 1 October and 31 December 1991 the new ophthalmic treatment centre treated 182 patients, of which 54 per cent. came from Mid Glamorgan. The centre is on target to meet the contract agreement that 50 per cent. of the total throughput of 300 patients in 1991–92 should be referred from health authorities other than Mid Glamorgan. In addition to Mid Glamorgan, referrals have been received from South Glamorgan, West Glamorgan, East Dyfed, Powys and Gwent.