HC Deb 28 November 1928 vol 223 cc433-4W
Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE

asked the Minister of Health (1) what is the number of beds actually available in each Poor Law hospital in London for the sick in wards staffed by trained nurses;

(2) what is the actual number of beds in infirm wards served by untrained attendants in the Poor Law institutions in London;

(3) what is the number of trained nurses and untrained attendants, respectively, in the Poor Law hospitals and infirm wards of the Poor Law institutions in London?


Wards for the sick and infirm in the separate infirmaries of London which are ordinarily staffed by trained nurses, probationers in various stages of training and ward maids or attendants, contain 16,520 beds. Wards for the sick and infirm included in other Poor Law institutions are usually staffed by trained nurses, assistant nurses and attendants, and contain some thousands of beds. My right hon. Friend regrets that no more precise figures for the number of beds or the number of nurses and attendants are available.