HC Deb 22 January 1985 vol 71 cc389-90W
Mr. John David Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many student nurses have recently completed their training at each of the teaching hospitals in Northern Ireland; how many have been offered nurse posts at each of these hospitals; and how many have been offered nurse posts elsewhere in Northern Ireland.

Mr. Chris Patten

This information is not readily available in the form requested. The numbers of nurses at each of the seven colleges of nursing in Northern Ireland who were successful in the examination results published on the 3 October 1984 are as follows:

Newly Qualified Nurses
Nurses who qualified at last outturn Nurses who obtained posts at hospitals at which they trained
Belfast Northern College 70
Belfast Southern College 48 26
North Down College 25
Northern Area College 12 10
Southern Area College 31 19
Western Area College 34 20
College of Mental Health 23 *9
* This does not include nurses who may have obtained posts with the Eastern Health and Social Services Board.
† Not readily available

Information on the number of those newly qualified nurses who obtained nurse posts elsewhere in Northern Ireland is not available.