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Volume 405: debated on Thursday 15 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 14 April 2003, Official Report, column 606W, on doctor numbers (Lancashire), when the number of doctors per 100 beds in each of the

Medical and dental staff, available beds and staff per 100 beds within trusts in Lancashire: 2001–02
Number (headcount)
StaffBeds1Staff per 100 beds
All Lancashire Trusts1,9315,43835.5
RBVChristie Hospital NHS Trust11126841.5
REUBurnley Healthcare NHS Trust25281031.1
RJXCalderstones Hospital NHS Trust152326.5
RMBBlackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Health Care26982532.6
RMCBolton Hospitals NHS Trust28299428.4
RMECommunicare NHS Trust749379.4
RMGGuild Community Healthcare NHS Trust5621426.2
RMRBlackpool Victoria32672644.9
RVTNorth Sefton and West Lancashire Community NHS Trust164932.7
RJU and RMFChorley and South Ribble NHS Trust2 and Preston Acute Hospitals NHS Trust25301,22843.2
1 Average daily number of available beds
2 These two trusts merged on 1 August 2002. For 2001–02 they provided a combined return on bed numbers and therefore it is not possible to show the number of staff per 100 beds on an independent trust basis.


Department of Health medical and dental workforce census, as at 30 September 2001

Department of Health form KH03, 2001–02