HC Deb 12 March 1986 vol 93 cc524-5W
Mr. Chope

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was, at the most recent date for which records are available, the number of patients registered on waiting lists for each category of inpatient and outpatient treatment at hospitals in (a) the Southampton and South-West Hampshire health authority, and (b) the Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire health authority.

Mr. Whitney

I am sorry I cannot give my hon. Friend all the information he seeks. Some of it is not collected centrally. My hon. Friend may wish to write to the chairmen of the district health authorities in which he is interested for information on outpatient waiting lists. The available information is given in the table.

Number of cases on inpatient waiting list for admission to NHS hospitals at 30 September 1985 (provisional)
Speciality Number
Southampton and South-West Hampshire District Health Authority
General medicine 15
Dermatology 7
Neurology 131
Cardiology 182
Rheumatology 31
Geriatrics 57
General surgery 2,058
Ear, nose & throat 1,389
Traumatic and Orthopaedic surgery 1,064
Ophthalmology 616
Radiotherapy 8
Urology 501
Thoracic surgery 61
Oral surgery 842
Neurosurgery 143
Gynaecology 823
Mental handicap 19
G.P. Other 6
Other specialist units 216
Total 8,169
Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire District Health Authority
General medicine 59
Dermatology 37
Rheumatology 4
Geriatrics 22
General surgery 947
Ear, nose & throat 1,215
Traumatic and Orthopaedic surgery 1,060
Ophthalmology 541
Radiotherapy 17
Urology 679
Oral surgery 378
Gynaecology 1,114
Mental handicap 6
Other specialist units 1
Total 6,080