§ Mr. Kelley
asked the Minister of Health what is the ratio of consultant ophthalmologists to the population in the various hospital areas under the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board; and what is the average ratio for the rest of the country.
§ Mr. Powell
The ratio of consultant ophthalmologists to population expressed as thousands of population per notional half-day of consultant time is as follows:
(a) In hospital areas in the Sheffield Region: Barnsley 21.6 Boston 14.6 Chesterfield 22.9 Derby 17.2 Doncaster 34.7 Grantham 52.9 Grimsby 16.3 Leicester 38.5 Lincoln 10.2 Nottingham (including Mansfield) 16.5 Rotherham 30.5 Scunthorpe 16.3 Sheffield (including Teaching Hospital staff) 25.9 Worksop 22.3 (b) In the rest of England and Wales: 19.9
NOTE.—Regional hospital board and board of governors staff cannot conveniently be separated for the purpose of this table and all ophthalmologists in the geographical regions concerned are therefore included.