HC Deb 19 January 1977 vol 924 cc222-3W
Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in which hospitals there is a shortage of nurses; and for what reasons.

Mr. Carter

Nursing vacancies exist at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Stradreagh, Waterside, Altnagelvin, Gransha, St. Columb's, Roe Valley, Derg Valley, Tyrone and Fermanagh and Tyrone County hospitals. These vacancies have arisen partly because of the opening of new facilities, partly because of an increase in nursing establishments at certain hospitals and, in the case of the Western Health and Social Services Board, partly because of a shortage in nursing accommodation.