HC Deb 19 February 1996 vol 272 cc43-4W
Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the number of orthopaedic consultants employed in each Welsh hospital trust per 10,000 people living in the corresponding health authority. [15986]

Mr. Hague

The information, which relates to the provisional whole-time equivalent number of consultants in the specialty of traumatic and orthopaedic surgery employed at 30 September 1995, is given in the following table.

Rate per 10,000 health authority population 1
Glan Clwyd Hospital NHS Trust 0.10
Wrexham Maelor Hospital NHS Trust 0.06
Carmarthen and District NHS Trust 0.11
Ceredigion and Mid Wales NHS Trust 0.05
Llanelli Dinefwr NHS Trust 0.06
Pembrokeshire NHS Trust 0.06
Glan Hafren NHS Trust 0.15
Nevill Hall and District NHS Trust 0.07
Gwynedd Hospitals NHS Trust 0.13
Mid Glamorgan
Bridgend and District NHS Trust 0.04
East Glamorgan NHS Trust 0.03
Merthyr Cynon Health Unit 0.05
Rhymney Valley Health Unit 0.03
Powys Health Care NHS Trust 0.04
South Glamorgan
Llandough Hospital NHS Trust 0.01
University Hospital of Wales Healthcare NHS Trust 0.14
Rate per 10,000 health authority population 1
West Glamorgan
East Health Unit (Glan-y-Mor shadow NHS Trust) 0.04
Morriston Hospital NHS Trust 0.20
Swansea NHS Trust 0.02
1 Figures are expressed as the rate per 10,000 population (mid 1994 estimates) living in the health authority in which the trust is situated. Where there is more than one trust situated in a health authority, the same population, relating to all residents of the health authority, is used to calculate the rate for each trust.

Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his answer of 12 February,Official Report, column 478, what representations he has received from general practitioners in South Glamorgan concerning the use of waiting list initiative money to purchase orthopaedic surgical treatment from NHS orthopaedic surgeons in NHS hospitals on piecework terms on weekends for long-wait patients; and if he will make a statement. [15988]

Mr. Hague