Numbers Employed in the Public Health Service, December 2003

(All figures expressed as whole-time equivalents - excludes those on career break)

Health Sector Management/admin Medical/Dental Nursing Health and Social Care Professionals General Support Staff Other Patient and Client Care Total
Health Boards Eastern 2,652 761 3,814 2,249 1,691 2,089 13,256
Midland 738 290 1,738 587 288 1,255 4,897
Mid-Western 1,151 435 2,359 651 495 1,182 6,273
North-Eastern 1,224 475 2,257 664 423 1,442 6,486
North-Western 1,172 400 2,243 626 1,315 741 6,497
South-Eastern 1,226 584 3,314 839 1,992 273 8,227
Southern 1,505 730 3,857 1,253 2,170 509 10,024
Western 1,558 674 3,446 979 1,045 1,310 9,013
Total Health Boards 11,227 4,348 23,028 7,848 9,420 8,800 64,672
Total Intellectual Disability Services 951 90 2,520 2,104 1,148 3,336 10,149
Total Voluntary Hospitals 3,588 2,354 8,218 2,737 3,270 1,511 21,678
Grand Total 15,766 6,792 33,766 12,690 13,838 13,647 96,499

Source: Department of Health and Children Personnel Census

Note: Management/Admin consists of staff who are of direct service to the public and include Consultants' Secretaries, Out-Patient Departmental Personnel, Medical Records Personnel, Telephonists and other staff who are engaged in front-line duties together with non-frontline staff in the following areas: Payroll, Human Resource Management (including training), Service Managers, IT Staff, General Management Support and Legislative and Information Requirements.