Digital Hearing Aids

Health written question – answered on 6th April 2005.

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Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Conservative, Cotswold

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) what the Government's policy is on supplying digital hearing aids to those who have been diagnosed to be in need of them;

(2) what the Government's timetable is for providing digital hearing aids to those diagnosed to be in need of them.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

pursuant to the reply, 9 March 2005, Official Report, c.1907W

I regret that my previous reply was incorrect. The final paragraph should read as follows:

"By 2008, no one will wait longer than 18 weeks from general practitioner referral to hospital treatment."

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