Hospital Waiting Lists, West Riding

Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Service – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st July 1952.

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Photo of Colonel Leonard Ropner Colonel Leonard Ropner , Barkston Ash 12:00 am, 31st July 1952

asked the Minister of Health how many patients were awaiting admission into general hospitals in the West Riding of Yorkshire at the latest convenient date.

Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West

The number was 25,689 on 31st December. 1951.

Photo of Colonel Leonard Ropner Colonel Leonard Ropner , Barkston Ash

Can my right hon. Friend say whether this number is growing or decreasing?

Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West

There was a slight increase during the past year from the figures at the end of 1950.