§ Tim Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children's nurses there were in the(a)Adur, Arun and Worthing Primary Care Trust and(b) Worthing and Southlands Hosptial Trust in eachyear since 1997.
§ Ms Blears
The information requested for Worthing and Southlands Hospitals National Health Service Trust is shown in the table.
NHS Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS): Qualified nursing staff within the Paediatric nursing area of workin Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust as at30 September each year Whole-time 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Total qualified staff 27 32 42 43 38 Headcount 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Total qualified staff 36 46 53 60 50
1.Figures are rounded to the nearest whole number.
2.Figures exclude learners and agency staff.
Department of Health Non-Medical Workforce Census
Information is not available centrally on the number of children's nurses employed by Adur, Arun and Worthing Primary Care Trust.