HC Deb 01 July 1919 vol 117 cc803-4W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether any difficulty is being experienced in obtainng an adequate service of fully trained district nurses by the Highlands and Islands Medical Service Board; and what salary is offered to applicants?


The shortage in the supply of nurses and the question of their remuneration are referred to in some detail in the current Report of the Highlands and Islands Medical Service Board. The salaries paid to nurses are at me discretion of the district nursing associations, in whose employment they are, and at the present time there is no uniform standard of remuneration. The Board have however, prepared a scheme under which they would be empowered to give Grants to associations to enable the latter to pay more adequate salaries. This scheme, which is at present before the Treasury, would have the effect of increasing the nurses' remuneration by approximately 30 per cent. on the pre-war figure.

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