Mr. Bob Brown
asked the Minister of Health if he will state the average length of waiting time for hospital beds in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and for the Northern Region compared with South-East England, the rest of England, England and Wales, England, Wales and Scotland and the whole country.
§ Mr. K. Robinson:
The information for non-psychiatric departments is as follows:186W
Area Mean Waiting Time (weeks) 1965 Newcastle County Borough Not available Newcastle Regional Hospital Board area 14.5 South East England* 13.7 Rest of England 15.3† England and Wales 14.4† England, Wales and Scotland 14.0† United Kingdom Not available
* Includes the four Metropolitan, Oxford and Wessex Regional Hospital Board areas.
†Excludes Birmingham Regional Hospital Board area for which the information is not available.