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Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what increase there has been in the number of persons employed in the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, since 5th July, 1948; and in which departments.

There has been a net increase of 64. With permission, I shall circulate details in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Can the right hon. Gentleman indicate whether this increase is on the administrative side, and, if so, whether he is satisfied that the extra people employed are, in fact, fully occupied and necessary?

There are only about six of them on administrative work. Over half of them are nurses, and the rest are in various sections of the medical staff.

Following is the information:

Department of HospitalStaff at 30th June, 1948Staff at 30th April, 1949
Medical7267*
Nursing320353
Domestic212230
Technical (X-ray, laboratory, physiotherapy, etc.2837
Administration4147
673734
Specialist†3134
Totals704768

* Excluding vacancies.

† Honorary and consultant staffs in June, 1948, now regional appointments based on the hospital.