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Hospitals (Nursing Staff)

Volume 655: debated on Monday 5 March 1962

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT figures showing the average ratio of effective nursing staff to patients in each of the following types of hospital, namely: long stay (geriatric), tuberculosis, maternity, and infectious diseases.

At 30th September, 1961, the following were the ratios of effective nursing staff per 100 occupied beds:

Type of HospitalEffective Nursing Staff per 100 occupied beds
Chronic Sick51
Infectious Diseases94
Infectious Diseases and Tuberculosis (mainly Infectious Diseases)81
Infectious Diseases and Tuberculosis (mainly Tuberculosis)59