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Mid-Ulster Hospital

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 24 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the patient to nurse ratio cover is in general wards at Mid-Ulster Hospital. (110820)

Information on the ratio of nurses to patients is not available. United Hospitals HSS Trust has provided the following information on the ratio of nurses per bed in general medical and surgical wards.

There are 1.15 nurses per bed for general medical and surgical wards at the Mid-Ulster Hospital. There is a total of three general wards, two of which deal with medical/cardiology patients and one which deals with medical and surgical patients. The number of beds in each of the three wards ranges from 18-25.