§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients are not admitted within a month of their second cancelled operation..
§ Dr. Mawhinney
[holding answer 28 march 1994]: In the quarter ending 31 December 1993, 150 patients failed to be admitted to hospital within one month of their second cancelled operation. The total number of general and acute elective operations performed in the same period was 1,062,000.