HC Deb 11 November 1943 vol 393 cc1267-8
23. Mr. Lipson

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has considered the correspondence sent to him relating to the shortage of mental nurses, particularly women, at the Gloucester County Mental Hospital, which has 1,600 patients, including 300 evacuated ones and has now 35 per cent. fewer nurses than pre-war; and what action he proposes to take to remedy this deficiency in the nursing staff?

Mr. Bevin

I am making inquiries into the matters dealt with in the correspondence referred to, and will write to my hon. Friend.

Mr. Lipson

While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for his reply, might I ask him to bear in mind that the strain on the reduced staff available is very great?