HC Deb 20 July 1959 vol 609 cc861-2
40. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Health if he will state the number of nurses, student nurses and part-time nurses in the London teaching hospitals, the average number of patients and the total number of beds available.

Mr. R. Thompson

As the Answer involves a number of figures, I will with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The figures at 31st March, 1959, the latest available, were as follows:

Nursing Staff Numbers
Trained nurses—
whole-time 4,097
part-time 357
Student nurses—whole-time 7,108
Enrolled assistant nurses—
whole-time 233
part-time 64
Pupil assistant nurses—whole-time 35
Other nursing staff—
whole-time 377
part-time 161
whole-time 308
part-time 34
Pupil midwives—whole-time 273
Total—whole-time 12,431
Total—part-time 616
Average number of beds occupied 13,271
Total number of beds available 15,476