To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the number of nurses per neo-natal cot nationally and per region at the latest available date.
The information is not available in the form requested. Latest data on the number of beds on neo-natal wards and nursing staff employed in special care baby units are shown in the tables.
|Table 1: Average number of daily available beds 1990–91 England, regional health authority (RHA) and special health authorities|
|East Anglian RHA||121|
|North West Thames RHA||248|
|North East Thames RHA||275|
|South East Thames RHA||271|
|South West Thames RHA||189|
|South Western RHA||148|
|West Midlands RHA||371|
|North Western RHA||340|
|Special Health Authorities||41|
Note: These beds are in wards for neonates in regional designated intensive centres or non-maternity wards.
Regional figures do not add up to England total due to rounding.
Source: KHO3 return, lines 10, 11.
|North East Thames RHA||130||10||80||220|
|South East Thames RHA||160||20||50||230|
|South West Thames RHA||40||10||70||110|
|South Western RHA||150||10||100||260|
|West Midlands RHA||240||40||130||400|
|North Western RHA||200||30||270||510|
|Special Health Authorities||50||10||0||60|
Source: Non-medical Workforce Census September 1991.
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 whole-time equivalent—regional figures may not therefore add up to England total.