HC Deb 26 January 1993 vol 217 c696W
Mr. Meale

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to compensate patients waiting for admission to hospital until the new financial year, for the pain and suffering which will result from deferral of their treatment.

Mr. Sackville

This year some hospitals have exceeded contracted levels of performance. This means patients are being treated earlier than would otherwise have been possible.