HC Deb 23 March 1976 vol 908 cc102-3W
57. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will publish in the Official Report the weekly pay of hospital consultants with merit awards of each category and consultants without merit awards on 1st January for each of the last five years, respectively.

Mrs. Castle

The information is as follows:

Mr. Meacher

Following are figures by district for the mental illness and mental handicap hospitals managed by the Surrey AHA as at 30th September 1975. Hospitals situated in Surrey but managed by other AHAs are excluded.

The staffing levels at the mental illness hospitals are above the Department of Health and Social Security's recommended minimum, but the level of staff at all the mental handicap hospitals falls below the minimum.

I understand that officers of the South-West Thames RHA are preparing a report on the situation. I shall be receiving a copy.

District Nurses Funded Establishment Nurses in Post Plus or minus Establishment
West Surrey, North, East Hants 824 877 +53
East Surrey 885 865 -20
Mid-Surrey 719 730 +11
North Surrey 447 478 +31
South-West Surrey* Not available 967 Not available
North-West Surrey† 834 718 -114
Note: The figures given are whole-time equivalents and embrace all nursing grades.
* The funded establishment for the South-West Surrey district has not yet been agreed, but there is an excess of nurses over current needs in anticipation of the opening of Phase I of the Guildford district general hospital next year.
† The apparent shortfall in the North-West Surrey district is being investigated further.

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