HC Deb 23 March 1976 vol 908 cc101-2W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of Stale for Social Services what is the current shortage of nursing staff at each of the mental hospitals in Surrey; and what steps she is taking to deal with this situation.

District Nurses Funded Establishment Nurses in Post Plus or minus Establishment
West Surrey, North, East Hants:
Mental illness 455 427 -28
East Surrey:
Mental illness 466 449 -17
Mental handicap 279 279 0
Mental illness 553 431 -122
Mental handicap 366 313 -53
South-West Surrey:
Mental handicap Not available 11 Not available
North-West Surrey:
Mental illness 190 194 + 4
Mental handicap 416 394 -22

Note: The figures given are whole-time equivalents and embrace all nursing grades.

place as required. I have no immediate plans to meet the representatives but would be ready to do if the need arises.