HC Deb 20 January 1981 vol 997 cc148-51W
Mr. Wm. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the consultant posts vacant in each health and social services board area in Northern Ireland at 31 December 1980 and indicate those posts that have been vacant for a period of more than six months.

Mr. John Patten

The information is as follows:

Consultant Posts Vacant at 31 December 1980
Speciality Location Whether vacant more than 6 months
Eastern Health and Social Services Board
Anaesthetics 1. Royal Victoria Hospital Yes
2. Royal Maternity/Royal Victoria/Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children Yes
3. Musgrave Park Hospital Yes
4. Mater Infirmorum Hospital No
Chest Medicine 5. Malone Road Chest Clinic Yes
6. Malone Road Chest Clinic/Whiteabbey Hospital No
Dermatology 7. Ulster/Ards/Downe Hospitals Yes
Geriatrics 8. Ulster Hospital* Yes
9. Royal Victoria Hospital Yes
10. Royal Victoria Hospital Yes
Nephrology 11. Royal Victoria/Belfast City Hospital Yes
Ophthalmology 12. Ards/Bangor Hospitals No
Paediatrics 13. Belfast City Hospital Yes
14. Royal Maternity/Lagan Valley/Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children* Yes
15. Ulster Hospital Pathology Yes
Pathology 16. Belfast City Hospital Yes
17. Belfast City Hospital* Yes
18. Royal Victoria Hospital Yes
19. Mater Infirmorum Hospital* Yes
20. Ulster Hospital Yes
21. Blood transfusion Service Yes
Psychiatry 22. Mater Infirmorum Hospital Yes
23. Killowen/Purdysburn Hospital Yes
24. Windsor House Yes
25. Downshire Hospital Yes
Radiology 26. Belfast City Hospital Yes
27. Royal Victoria Hospital* Yes
28. Royal Victoria Hospital Yes
29. Mater Infirmorum Hospital* Yes
Radiotherapy 30. Belvoir Park Hospital Yes
31. Belvoir Park Hospital Yes
Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 32. Royal Victoria Hospital Yes
Special Care 33. Muckamore Abbey Yes
34. Muckamore Abbey Yes
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery 35. Royal Victoria/Forster Green Hospitals Yes
36. Royal Victoria Hospital Yes
Venereology 37. Royal Victoria Hospital Yes
Northern Health and Social Services Board
Anaesthetics 1. Waveney Hospital Yes
2. Route Hospital No
Dermatology 3. Massereene Hospital et al Yes
4. Massereene Hospital et al Yes
ENT Surgery 5. Waveney/Mid-Ulster Hospital Yes
General Medicine 6. Massereene/Moyle Hospitals Yes
Geriatrics 7. Moyle Hospital Yes
8. Coleraine/Route Hospitals Yes
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 9. Coleraine/Route Hospitals Yes
Paediatrics 10. Waveney Hospital et al Yes
Pathology 11. Waveney Hospital Yes
12. Waveney Hospital Yes
13. Whiteabbey Hospital* Yes
Radiology 14. Whiteabbey Hospital Yes
15. Waveney/Massereene/Mid-Ulster Hospitals Yes
16. Coleraine/Route Hospitals Yes
17. Coleraine/Route Hospitals Yes
Southern Health and Social Services Board
Accident and Emergency 1. Craigavon Area Hospital* Yes
Geriatrics 2. South Tyrone Hospital Yes
3. Daisy Hill Hospital Yes
Paediatrics 4. Craigavon/Daisy Hill Hospitals Yes
Pathology 5. Craigavon Area Hospital Yes
6. South Tyrone Yes
Radiology 7. Craigavon Area Hospital Yes
8. Craigavon Area/Daisy Hill Hospitals* Yes
Western Health and Social Services Board
Chest Medicine 1. Erne Hospital Yes
General Medicine 2. Tyrone County Hospital Yes
Ophthalmology 3. Altnagelvin Hospital* Yes
Pathology 4. Altnagelvin Hospital Yes
Psychiatry 5. Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital Yes
6. Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital Yes
7. Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital Yes
8. Gransha Hospitals Yes
Radiology 9. Tyrone County/Erne Hospitals Yes
Speciality Location Whether vacant more than 6 months
10. Altnagelvin Hospital Yes
11. Altnagelvin Hospital* Yes
Special Care 12. Stradreagh Hospital Yes
*indicates Locum in post.