§ Mr. Ashton
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the annual number of accidents and emergencies currently treated at Worksop hospitals; and how this compares nationally with towns and areas of similar population.
§ Sir George Young
In 1979 there were 18,422 new accident and emergency out-patient attendances at Victoria hospital, Worksop. Comparative information in the form requested is not readily available. Information for 1979 for the Worksop and Retford district and health districts of similar size is as follows:
New Accident and Emergency Out-Patient Attendances Managed Population Thousands New Accident and Emergency Attendances Per 1,000 Population Worksop and Retford 24,571 98.6 249.2 Hartlepool 25,627 95.1 269.5 Kidderminster 19,619 100.0 196.2 England 9,197,361 46,396-1 198.2