§ Mr. Golding
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the waiting list for old people to be admitted to Bucknall Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent at the last convenient date.
§ Mr. Alison
The number of elderly people awaiting admission to the 725 geriatric beds in the North Staffordshire Hospital Group was 393 at 31st December, 1970. Most were awaiting admission to Bucknall Hospital which contains nearly all the geriatric admission beds for the group. The number of elderly people awaiting admission to other beds at Bucknall Hospital is not readily available.