HC Deb 15 December 1975 vol 902 cc526-7W
Mr. Orbach

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average cost per patient at the Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport; and how this compares with other hospitals in Stockport, and in the Region.

Dr. Owen

Following are average costs for the year ended 31st March 1974, the latest available, for Stepping Hill and for comparable hospitals in Stockport and in the whole of the region of the former Manchester Regional Hospital Board.

Average cost Hospital/Region Per Hospital case Per in-Patient week
£ £
Stepping Hill Hospital 118.95 99.77
Stockport Infirmary 151.30 107.81
Cherry Tree Hospital 231.72 65.35
Manchester region 128.54 96.25
Pre-reorganisation Post-reorganisation
Staff numbers 30th September 1973 Staff numbers 30th September 1974 Numbers in grades equivalent to Column 2
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Total number of administrative staff 11,339 1,3199
Over £10,000 Nil 250 33
Over £7,000 but not exceeding £10,000 60 1,000 242
Over £5,000 but not exceeding £7,000 398 2,000 1,064
1st Jannuary 1974 1st October 1975 1st October 1975
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Total number of executive and administrative staff 1,323 1,422
Over £10,000 3 80 4
Over £7,000 but not exceeding £10,000 79 230 79
Over £5,000 but not exceeding £7,000 165 190 178
Tables I and II
The mean of basic salary scales has been used.
All medical, nursing and other professional staff employed wholly or partly on administrative duties, secretarial and clerical staff and, in the case of the National Health Service, specialised grades with the administrative and clerical group such as catering managers, are excluded.
Increased numbers post-reorganisation (Col. 3) take account of salary increases in the period.
All numbers relate to whole time equivalents.
Table I
Records of pay drawn by National Health Service staff are not maintained centrally and the numbers in Table I relate to posts authorised by the Department, pre-reorganisation to regional hospital boards, hospital management committees, boards of governors and executive councils, and post-reorganisation to regional and area health authorities and boards of governors, for establishment within their management scheme quotas for the period up to March 1976, England only.
Additional functions were assumed by the new health authorities on reorganisation and staff fulfilling these functions post-reorganisation are consequently excluded from Col. 2. The 33 staff in Col. 4 are in new grades.
Columns 3 and 4 of Table I include staff fulfilling functions related to primary health care, while prior to 1st April 1974 was the responsibility of local health authorities, and is not included in Column 2.
Table II
Because of the integrated nature of some areas of the Department's work, it is not possible to quote precise figures, but Table II gives approximate numbers in the health and social services administrative divisions in the Department of Health and Social Security.