§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the district nurse contact rate for the over 65s in Trafford, Sheffield, Manchester City, West Lambeth and Stockport health authorities.
§ Mr. Newton
The available information is given in the table. Information is collected centrally on the number of persons treated by district nurses but not on the total number of treatments given.
Number of persons and percentage of population, aged 65 and over, treated by district nurses during 1986 District health authority Number of persons treated Percentage of population treated Trafford 7,744 23.4 Sheffield 16,066 17.5 Manchester Central 2,315 13.6 West Lambeth 1,426 6.1 Stockport 8,942 20.9
Source: DHSS form LHS 27/3