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Nurses (Geriatric Patients)

Volume 100: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many nurses are in post in each health board area for the nursing of geriatric patients.

The whole-time equivalent numbers of trained nurses and nursing auxiliaries employed in geriatric hospitals and in long-stay units mainly for geriatric patients at 30 September 1985* are as follows:

Health boardTrained nurses (whole-time equivalent)Nursing auxiliaries (whole-time equivalent)
Argyll and Clyde165·6278·2
Ayrshire and Arran181·5238·6
Borders58·680·8
Dumfries and Galloway61·137·4
Fife50·636·5
Forfh Valley207·9299·7
Grampian239·5238·6
Greater Glasgow537·1666·8
Highland72·666·6
Lanarkshire296·3239·0
Lothian302·3290·0
Orkney
Shetland
Tayside270·4283·8
Western Isles39·513·3
Scotland2,483·02,769·3
* Provisional.
Statistics of nurses in training at these hospitals are not available. Geriatric patients are also nursed in general and geriatric beds in general and teaching hospitals, but the number of nursing staff involved cannot be separately identified.