London Teaching Hospitals (Nurses)

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th July 1959.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton 12:00 am, 20th July 1959

asked the Minister of Health if he will state the number of nurses, student nurses and part-time nurses in the London teaching hospitals, the average number of patients and the total number of beds available.

Photo of Mr Richard Thompson Mr Richard Thompson , Croydon South

As the Answer involves a number of figures, I will with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The figures at 31st March, 1959, the latest available, were as follows:

Nursing StaffNumbers
Trained nurses—
whole-time4,097
part-time357
Student nurses—whole-time7,108
Enrolled assistant nurses—
whole-time233
part-time64
Pupil assistant nurses—whole-time35
Other nursing staff—
whole-time377
part-time161
Midwives—
whole-time308
part-time34
Pupil midwives—whole-time273
Total—whole-time12,431
Total—part-time616
Average number of beds occupied13,271
Total number of beds available15,476