§ Mr. John H. Osborn
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the cut-back in capital expenditure for health and hospital services in the Sheffield Area Authority; and how this compares with the national average.
§ Mr. Moyle
Capital expenditure on hospital and community health services for the years 1975–76 and 1976–77 in the Sheffield Area Health Authority (Teaching) area and in England is estimated to be as follows:
1975–76 1976–77 … £ million Sheffield AHA(T) area … 6.0 8.4 England … 331.8 306.6
Conclusion Reason for non-implementation 1. Mr. J. E. Cottrell, District Fire Prevention Officer, should be transferred from the administrative control of Mr. Turnbull, Senior Assistant District Administrator, to come under the control of the District Works Officer. This recommendation has been rejected. The job has been re-defined but remains under the control of the Senior Assistant District Administrator. 7. As an interim measure, a 6-bed room should be made into a temporary day room. Further, to assist observation in the day room, on P1, that the folding screen should be removed. This recommendation has not yet been implemented. Ways and means of securing the same objective are being considered by a Policies and Procedures Working Party as part of an overall plan for improvement to the Psychiatric Unit. 18 It is strongly recommended that the consultant establishment be increased to four, with accompanying provision for junior medical staff. This is accepted but implementation depends on whether a post can be allocated in the light of competing requirements. 19. Dr. Burkitt should now resign as Chairman of the Psychiatric Division and a new Chairman should be elected forthwith. Dr. Burkitt completed his term of office as Chairman of the Psychiatric Division and was reelected by his colleagues for a further period of one year.