HC Deb 07 February 1968 vol 758 cc185-6W
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:

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.