HC Deb 23 November 1992 vol 214 c509W
Ms. Coffey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will introduce into the patients charter a specified time limit within which renal patients will be guaranteed the disconnect system.

Mr. Sackville

Under the patients charter patients are guaranteed admission for treatment within a maximum of two years from the time they are placed on the waiting list. However, patients suffering from end-stage renal failure are not placed on waiting lists. As emergencies they are treated immediately by means of dialysis or kidney transplant.

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