HC Deb 25 June 2003 vol 407 c837W
David Davis

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for an out-patient appointment in England in the last five quarters for which figures are available. [116791]

Mr. Hutton

The table shows information on the average waiting time for a first consultant outpatient appointment from a general practitioner referral.

Average (median) waiting time for first outpatient appointment
Year Quarter Median waiting time (weeks)
2001–02 4 7.58
2002–03 1 7.03
2002–03 2 7.15
2002–03 3 7.22
2002–03 4 7.34


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