§ Mr. Frank R. White
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people are awaiting medical care at Bury General Hospital, and Fairfield Hospital, Bury; what are the numbers, length of time and treatment required; how many private beds are provided at these hospitals; and what is the estimated waiting time for these paid services.
§ Dr. Owen
There are 12 private beds at Bury General Hospital and two at Fair-field Hospital. Information on waiting times for private treatment at these hospitals is not available. Following information as at 30th June 1975 is the latest246W available in the detail required in respect of NHS patients at these hospitals.
TABLE I (a) Bury General Patients awaiting out-patient appointments Normal waiting times (weeks) Medical 125 3 General Surgery 326 1 Orthopaedic 511 11 Dental 55 7 Eye 387 19 Dermatology 61 2 Psychiatric N/A N/A Gynaecological N/A N/A Geriatric 10 3 Paediatric 82 4 Ear, Nose and Throat 452 8 (b) Fairfield General Patients awaiting out-patient appointments Normal waiting times (weeks) Medical N/A N/A General Surgery N/A N/A Orthpaedic N/A N/A Dental N/A N/A Eye N/A N/A Dermatology N/A N/A Psychiatric 10 Current Gynaecological 433 Gynaecology Ante-Natal 27 Geriatric N/A N/A Paediatric N/A N/A Ear, Nose and Throat N/A N/A
TABLE II (a) Bury General Hospital Patients awaiting admission as in-patients for 0–3 months 3–6 months 6–12 months Surgical 58 — — Ear, Nose and Throat 94 55 17 Dental 8 6 1 (b) Fairfield Hospital Patients awaiting admission as in-patients for 0–3 months 3–6 months 6–12 months Orthopaedic 50 — — Gynaecology 89 88 90