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Doctors And Nurses (Burnley)

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 15 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed in the Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale health authority area in each of the last eight years.

Information is not held centrally in the exact form sought. The table shows numbers of medical and dental staff, and nursing and midwifery staff employed in the district from 1982 onwards. Comparable figures before this are not available because of the National Health Service reorganisation in that year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many patients were treated in each specialty in the Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale health authority in each of the last five years; and how many operations were performed during these years.

I am sorry I cannot give the hon. Member all the information he seeks. Reliable estimates of the numbers of operations performed in individual district health authorities cannot be made from the central data sample. The hon. Member may wish to write to the chairman of the Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale health authority for the information he seeks. The available information is given in the tables.

Number of in-patients treated in NHS hospitals in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale District Health Authority

Specialty

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

General Medicine4,3884,4784,7874,8735,189
Paediatrics1,9082,0202,0962,2222,635
Dermatology145248209227237
Rheumatology143148167194240
Geriatrics2,7122,9182,8333,0553,281
General Surgery4,6124,7774,6004,5624,790
Ear, Nose and Throat1,0039069849821,190
Traumatic and Orthopaedic1,5881,6271,7801,6721,808
Ophthalmology620672720721637
Radiotherapy603326138
Urology8168579809521,329
Oral Surgery648661682690751
Gynaecology2,5952,9853,1272,9843,174
Obstetrics3,7984,0994,1414,0224,361
S.C Baby Unit342367314287259
Psychiatry Children07242212
Mental Handicap262258236235151
Mental illness1,1081,1711,0651,1291,102
G P Maternity33620711810521
G P Other9793112106105
Accident and Emergency114130141149124
Anaesthetics4542753756
Haematology135107145
Intensive Care Unit259244280311307
Psychogeriatric0
Radiology2211
Total27,60128,95129,53329,65831,912

Number of day case attendances at NHS hospitals, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale District Health Authority

Specialty

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

General Medicine14555564498
Paediatrics00052332
Chest Diseases0000
Dermatology9351028
Neurology00000
Cardiology00000
Genito-Urinary Medicine00000
Rheumatology01011
Geriatrics00046
General Surgery1,0631,4171,6431,8061,786
Ear, Nose and Throat260336301288354
Traumatic and Orthopaedic455663557505553
Ophthalmology218191244221244
Radiotherapy00010
Urology972954992917950
Plastic Surgery00000
Thoracic Surgery00000
Oral Surgery7271122118107
Orthodontics00000
Neurosurgery00000
Gynaecology149290811991660
Obstetrics (AN and PN)00000
Psychiatry Children00000
Mental Handicap00ֵ00
Mental illness00000
G P Maternity0000
G P Other1
Accident and Emergency220230291330
Anaesthetics482662625
Haematology43063102
Radiology1
Total3,2474,2135,5025,8505,956

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