§ Mr. George Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the hospitals in Wales that have not been able to reach their full complement of nursing staff.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
No precise complements are laid down for nursing staff since the requirements vary according to circumstances. Despite an increase in Wales in the past year of 830 nurses (whole-time equivalents), all hospital management committees in the Principality are in need of more nursing staff.