§ 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