Written Answers. - Health Board Staff.

27.

asked the Minister for Health the number of medical, nursing and administrative staff respectively employed by the eight health boards as at 31 December 1986; and the number of similar categories of staff employed by the health boards on 31 December 1988.

The whole time equivalent numbers employed on the most proximate dates available in the categories cited are as follows:

23 January, 1987

30 June, 1988

Medical

11,965

1,897

Nursing

16,001

14,126

Administration

817

731

The figures for administration refer to staff employed in the central administration of health boards.