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Fire Incidents

Volume 404: debated on Thursday 8 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) fires and (b) false fire alarms there were in the NHS in each year since 1997. [110820]

Reporting of fire incidents and false alarms by national health service trusts became mandatory in 1998. The information requested is shown in the table.

Hospital, Public Health Medicine and Community Health Services (HCHS)–Medical and dental staff by employing organization
Number (headcount)
HHS medical and dental Hospital medical and dental
As at September each yearAll staffConsultantsAll staffConsultants
1999
Sunderland area396143381143
Sunderland City Hospitals NHS TrustRLN353125338125
Wearside Priority Health Care NHS TrustRLH43184318
2000
Sunderland area403144390144
Sunderland City Hospitals NHS TrustRLN361126348126
Wearside Priority Health Care NHS TrustRLH42184218
2001
Sunderland area409160400160
Sunderland City Hospitals NHS TrustRLN366139357139
Wearside Priority Health Care NHS TrustRLH43214321

Source:

Department of Health medical and dental workforce census

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses in (a) Sunderland Royal Hospital, (b) Hartlepool General Hospital, (c) North Tees Hospital and (d) University Hospital Durham are training to become nurse practitioners. [111200]

The information requested on nurses training to become nurse practitioners is shown in the table.

TrusNurse practitioners in training
City Hospitals Sunderland National Health Service Trust (Sunderland Royal Hospital)8
County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals National Health Service Trust (University Hospital of Durham)2
North Tees and Hartlepool National Health Service Trust (University Hospital of Hartlepool and University Hospital of North Tees)6
Fire incidentsFalse alarms
2001–026,27125,137
2000–015,73025,317
1999–20005,62523,777
1998–996,22920,747

Note:

Figures for 2002–03 are not yet available.

The incidents identified in the above table represent the number of occasions when fire services attended NHS sites. As such, it includes incidents of varying degrees of severity, with the vast majority resulting from circumstances such as burnt toast, smoke or steam from cooking and contractor activity.