§ Mr. Paul Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total waiting list for the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital was on(a) 1 May 1997 and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
§ Yvette Cooper
In 1997 waiting list data were collected quarterly, rather than monthly, and therefore figures for May 1997 are not available. The table shows the in-patient waiting list figures for the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital National Health Service Trust, for March 1997 and the most recent available figures (February 2001).
Date Patients on waiting list March 1997 4,245 February 2001 4,294
KHO7 quarterly return/monthly waiting times returns.