Northern Ireland written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon UUP, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many physiotherapy graduates were working as volunteers in each health trust area in Northern Ireland in each of the last six years; and how many such volunteers went on to gain employment within each trust.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office

The information requested is presented in the following table.

Trust Year Number of physiotherapy graduates employed as volunteers Number of volunteers who went on to gain employment in the trust
Ulster Community and Hospitals Group HSS Trust 2003-04 One overseas graduate who was applying for HPC registration None
2005-06 One graduate hoping to return to employment after a long break in service 1
Altnagelvin Group HSS Trust 2005-06 One (for three months) This volunteer was offered a temporary post but declined due to being in a longer term contract in Kilkenny
Causeway HSS Trust 2005-06 1 1
Green Park Healthcare HSS Trust(1) 2005-06 5 None however all five are now employed in NI by other Trusts
2006-07 3 One employed by another Trust in NI, two still pursuing employment
Foyle Community HSS Trust 2006-07 0
Craigavon and—Banbridge HSS Trust 2006-07 0
Mater Infirmorum Hospital HSS Trust 2006-07 0
Royal Group of Hospitals HSS Trust 2006-07 0
Craigavon Area Hospital Group HSS Trust 2006-07 0
United Hospitals Group HSS Trust 2006-07 0
North and West Belfast HSS Trust 2006-07 0
Sperrin Lakeland HSS Trust 2006-07 0
South and East Belfast HSS Trust 2006-07 0
Homefirst Community HSS Trust 2006-07 0
Northern Ireland Ambulance Service 2006-07 0
Belfast City Hospital HSS Trust 2006-07 0
Down Lisburn HSS Trust 2006-07 0
Newry and Mourne HSS Trust 2006-07 0
Armagh and Dungannon HSS Trust 2006-07 0
(1) Green Park were unable to provide figures for years prior to 2005-06 within the timescale.


The information is not held centrally and has been obtained directly from Trusts.

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