Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th July 1959.

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Photo of Sir Richard Pilkington Sir Richard Pilkington , Poole 12:00 am, 20th July 1959

asked the Minister of Health how many in-patients passed through the hospitals, and how large was the waiting list, in 1951 and 1958, respectively.

Photo of Mr Derek Walker-Smith Mr Derek Walker-Smith , Hertfordshire East

The number of in-patients treated in England and Wales in 1951 was 3,260,000 and in 1958, 3,890,000. The waiting lists at the end of the year were 500,000 and 443,000, respectively.