§ Mr. Gregory
asked the Minister of Health if he will give figures relating to the staffing situation at hospitals in the Stockport area for consultant, medical, nursing and other staffs; and how these compare with the rest of the Manchester Regional Board.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Figures of staff in post on the latest dates for which information is available are given in the following table:
Manchester regional totals at 1st April, 1965 Stockport and Buxton H.M.C. at January, 1966 Percentage of Regional Total Consultants 468 28½ 6.1 Other Medical Staff 943 54½ 5.8 Nursing Staff 18,979 1,024 5.4 Other Staff 21,044 1,181 5.6 Figures are of whole-time equivalents.
The Hospital Management Committee had on 31st December, 1964, 4.8 per cent. of the staffed available beds in the region.