North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent (Nurses)

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th December 1954.

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Photo of Sir Barnett Stross Sir Barnett Stross , Stoke-on-Trent Central 12:00 am, 13th December 1954

asked the Minister of Health to what extent the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary and the City General Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent are short of nursing staff.

Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West

I shall have to make inquiries and will send the information to the hon. Member.

Photo of Sir Barnett Stross Sir Barnett Stross , Stoke-on-Trent Central

While the right hon. Gentleman is making the inquiries, will he take particular steps to see that one of these hospitals, the City General Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent, where split shifts are being worked, gets a more adequate number of nurses, because the position is becoming aggravated by this very matter?

Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West

I should not like to comment further until I know the figures. In any case, I understand that the nursing establishment for these hospitals has not yet been finally fixed.