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Hospital Staff

Volume 655: debated on Monday 12 March 1962

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asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that unqualified staffs are being recruited for nursing duties and designated as ward orderlies and attendants because they cannot be recruited or retained as nursing assistants or assistant nurses; and what steps he proposes to take to ensure that all hospital staff are properly qualified.

I have no evidence that unqualified staff recruited for nursing duties are being improperly graded as ward orderlies or attendants; or that hospital nursing staffs are undertaking work for which they are not fitted by training or experience.