§ Mr. Paul Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) nurses, (b) doctors and (c) consultants were employed by the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (i) on 1 May 1997 and (ii) for the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Yvette Cooper
Data are not collected centrally in the format requested. The table shows the latest available data, which indicate an increase in staffing at the trust in each of the groups identified.
National Health Service Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS): Hospital medical staff and nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff working for the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital National Health Service Trust, as at 30 September each year. Headcount 1997 2000 All hospital medical staff 190 220 Of which: Consultants 70 90 HCHS nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff 900 920
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10
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