§ Miss Vickers
asked the Minister of Health what is the average period of waiting for admittance to the Roehampton Hospital by ex-Service men requiring a medical overhaul.
§ Mr. Braine
The waiting period varies according to specialty. For non-urgent cases in general medicine and surgery it is from one to two weeks, in orthopaedics two to four weeks and in tropical medicine six to seven weeks. A second tropical medicine ward to be opened next month will reduce the waiting period in this specialty.