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Peterborough and Stamford Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Agency Nurses

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on agency nurses providing temporary cover in the Peterborough and Stamford Hospital NHS Foundation Trust area in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. (154762)

[holding answer 8 October 2007]: Information on how much was spent on agency nurses at Peterborough hospital prior to the trust attaining foundation trust status are shown in the following table.

Non-NHS staff (agency, etc.) (by national health service classification) salaries and wages—nursing, midwifery and health visiting

Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trust/Peterborough and Stamford Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Expenditure (£)

1997-98

164,803

1998-99

200,280

1999-2000

449,683

2000-01

451,792

2001-02

208,525

2002-03

444,028

2003-04

1,626,075

Source:

Trust Financial Returns 1997-98 to 2003-04

Information relating to staffing costs is no longer held centrally in view of the trust achieving NHS foundation trust status from 1 April 2004. These data can be obtained by contacting the chair of the trust.