Midwives, Ayrshire

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st July 1959.

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Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock 12:00 am, 21st July 1959

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he is taking to ensure adequate midwifery staff for hospital and domiciliary work in Ayrshire.

Photo of Mr Jack Browne Mr Jack Browne , Glasgow Craigton

My right hon. Friend hopes that the new salaries for midwives which are to take effect from 1st March this year will improve the staffing position in Ayrshire. A Memorandum went to hospital authorities in April, suggesting ways of making midwifery in hospitals more attractive. My right hon. Friend is asking hospital authorities to discuss with the local authorities in Ayrshire means of ensuring that available resources are used to the best advantage.