§ Mr. Norman Hogg
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will detail the waiting list for Canniesburn hospital, Bearsden, at 1 July 1979 and 1 January of the current year.
§ Mr. Fairgrieve
Figures for hospital waiting lists are obtained by my Department for the last day of each month. The information for 30 June and 31 December respectively, is set out in the table below.
Specialty 30 June 1979 31 December 1979 Ophthalmology 612 518 Plastic Surgery 4,503* 2,653† Geriatric Long Stay Nil Nil General Unclassified Nil Nil 5,115 3,171 * Includes patients awaiting theatre operations as out-patients. †Does not include patients awaiting theatre operations as out-patients.