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Volume 406: debated on Thursday 12 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many vacant consultant posts there are in Northern Ireland; in which trusts they are; and how many have been vacant for more than (a) three months, (b) six months and (c) 12 months. [116974]

Number of vacant consultant posts (WTE1) in Northern Ireland by trust and duration

Health and Social Services (HSS) Trust

Number of vacant
consultant posts as at
31 March 2003

Number vacant
more than
three months

Number vacant
more than
six months

Number vacant
more than
12 months

Foyle Community HSS Trust0.
Green Park Healthcare HSS Trust0.
Homefirst Community HSS Trust2.
Mater Infirmorum Hospital HSS Trust1.
Newry and Mourne HSS Trust1.
North and West Belfast HSS Trust0.
Royal Group of Hospitals HSS Trust0.
South and East Belfast HSS Trust0.
Sperrin Lakeland HSS Trust6.
Ulster Community and Hospitals Group HSS Trust3.
United Hospitals Group HSS Trust6.

1 Whole time equivalent