HC Deb 20 May 2002 vol 386 cc156-7W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the level of delayed discharges in the Mid Essex Hospital Trust area was for the most recent period for which figures are available. [55740]

Yvette Cooper

[holding answer 14 May 2002]Information on delayed discharges is collected centrally at health authority level. Service and financial framework

Department of Health vacancies survey, March 2001. Vacancies in NHS trusts by specific NHS trust, specified staff groups—3 month vacancy rates1,2 and numbers3
3 month vacancy rates (percentage) 3 month vacancies Staff in post (wte) Staff in post (hc)
All medical and dental staff 1.5 0 130 160
All nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff 1.5 20 1,330 1,730
1 Three month vacancies are vacancies as at 31 March 2001 which trusts are actively trying to fill, which had lasted for three months or more (whole time equivalents).
2 Three month vacancy rates are three month vacancies expressed as a percentage of three month vacancies pluss staff in post from the September 2000 medical and dental and non-medical workforce censuses (whole time equivalents).
3 Vacancy and staff in post numbers are rounded to nearest 10.


1. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place.

2. Medical and dental figures exclude staff in training.

3. Due to rounding calculating the vacancy rates using the above data may not equal actual vacancy rates.


Department of Health Vacancies Survey 2001

Department of Health non-medical workforce census 2000

Department of Health medical and dental workforce census 2000