HC Deb 01 May 1972 vol 836 c3W
43. Mr. Gower

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what increases have occurred in recruitment of nurses for Welsh hospitals during the past year; and how many nurses are now needed in hospitals in the Principality.

Mr. Gibson-Watt:

In the year ended 30th September, 1971, the number of nurses in terms of whole-time equivalents increased by 956. There are local shortages of nurses but in the absence of fixed complements a precise figure of need cannot be given.