HC Deb 10 May 1988 vol 133 c83W
38. Mr. O'Brien

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what advice he has given to the Wakefield district health authority over the cancelling of operations because of a shortage of nurses; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Newton

No advice on staffing matters has been given specifically to Wakefield health authority, but health authorities generally have been asked to undertake a variety of measures to improve recruitment and retention of nursing staff.