HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 cc1558-9W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Health whether he will cause an examination to be made at Farnborough Hospital of the accounts and books relating to the issue of rations in order to ascertain whether the 16s. 6d. ration for doctors and 13s. 6d. ration for nurses is being fairly and equitably apportioned?

Mr. E. Brown

In the absence of any specific complaint as to the apportionment of the rations I am not prepared to undertake such an examination.

Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Health whether he will state the number of posts held by Miss Iles, the matron at Farnborough Hospital, since she qualified, giving details as to the duration of the tenure of each post, the position she held, and the name of the hospital, institution or organisation?

Mr. Brown

The following are particulars, as supplied by Miss Iles, of posts held by her, including non-nursing posts which I am advised have afforded her valuable insight into the administration of hospitals.

1915–1918— Ward and Theatre Sister at Norfolk War Hospital and at Cirencester Red Cross Hospital; Staff Nurse, Q.A.I.M.N.S.R., 2nd Birmingham War Hospital.

1922 (8 months)—Clinical Clerk, Headington Orthopaedic Hospital, Oxford (Ministry of Pensions) until taking Secretarial Course.

1923–1925—Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading—in charge of Contributory Scheme Accounts. 16 months.

1925–1927—Clinical Clerk, United Services Fund Hospital, Ascot. 2 years.

1927 (4 months)—Assistant Matron, Bath and Wessex Children's Orthopaedic Hospital, Bath; returning in 1929 to act as Appeal Secretary for 2 months.

1928–1933—Various Secretarial posts: —

Holiday Secretary at Cassel Functional Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Penshurst. Secretary at Champneys Health Home, Tring—then travelling with patient to Canada and Japan.

1933–1937—Acting Assistant Matron at the Freemasons' Hospital, Fulham Road, S.W., until becoming Matron's Office Sister at the new and larger Royal Masonic Hospital, Ravenscourt Park, W.6.

1938–1939—Assistant Secretary i/c Convalescent Homes Department and Inspector of Homes, Invalid Children's Aid Association, 117, Piccadilly, W.