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Mental Health Services: Huddersfield

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health workers were employed to deal with people with mental health problems in Huddersfield (a) in 1997 and (b) at the most recent date for which figures are available. (162544)

The information is not collected in the requested format. In 2002, mental health services from Dewsbury Healthcare NHS Trust, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust and Wakefield and Pontefract Community Health NHS Trust merged to form the South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust. It is not possible to provide the specific numbers of staff in each unit who left to form the new organisation.

As of 30 September 2006, the South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust employed 1,672 staff to deal with people with mental health problems, of whom 1,105 were professionally qualified clinical staff and 567 were support for clinical staff.