HC Deb 25 January 1978 vol 942 cc656-7W
Mr. Arnold

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many beds are reserved for geriatric patients in each area and district within the North-Western Regional Health Authority; and how this compares with the national figure for geriatric beds per head of population.

Mr. Moyle

Following is the information for the calendar year 1976:

Official Report, 1st December 1975. c. 445.

Mr. Orme

Special investigators continue to be used almost entirely on supplementary benefit fraud. The figures requested are as follows:

nursing and midwifery staff in each regional health authority; and what figures these represent per 1,000 head of population.

Mr. Deakins

At 31st March 1977, the figures were as follows:

Regional Health Authority Nursing and Midwifery Staff* (whole-time equivalent) Staff (whole-time equivalent) per 1,000 population
Northern 22,171 6.78
Yorkshire 25,570 7.15
Trent 28,589 6.33
East Anglia 11,950 6.63
North West Thames 25,870 7.51
North East Thames 28,260 7.55
South East Thames 28,607 8.00
South West Thames 22,928 7.68
Wessex 18,200 6.76
Oxford 14,134 6.37
South Western 21,854 7.30
West Midlands 33,930 6.57
Mersey 19,941 7.99
North Western 29,901 7.31
* All NHS nursing and midwifery staff (except agency staff and nursing cadets and staff in the London Post Graduate Teaching Hospitals).
† The population figures are based on mid-year estimates for 1976 of persons actually served by each region rather than those living within each regional boundary.