§ Mr. John Moore
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average length of waiting lists for the admission of non-emergency cases in the Croydon and Bromley areas; and to what extent these lists have been shortened over the past five years.
§ Dr. Owen
The number of people on waiting lists for non-emergency admission to hospitals now in the Bromley and Croydon health areas at 31st December in each of the past five years is as follows:
ciated with osteo-arthritis, by no means all experience symptoms attributable to this disease. It has been estimated that perhaps half a million persons may suffer from some functional impairment.