§ Mr. Hoyle
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the regional health authority's recommended complement of nurses for Winwick hospital; how many nurses it is currently below this total; what steps are being made to remedy this shortfall; how many temporary nurses are employed there; when their contract terminates; what steps are being taken to recruit temporary nurses and in what numbers; and if he will list the number of patients for each year from 1980 to 1986.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
Information on the number of patients in Winwick hospital for the years 1980 to 1985 (the latest date for which figures are available) are shown in the table.
I regret that the other information requested is not collected centrally and the hon. Member may wish to contact the chairman of Mersey regional health authority.
Resident patients at Winwick hospital as at 31 December Number 1980 1,543 1981 1,401 1982 1,324 1983 1,224 1984 1,182 1985 *1,106