HC Deb 20 May 1952 vol 501 c43W
Mr. J. Morrison

asked the Minister of Health the number of persons whose full-time services are required for each inpatient in the hospitals of England and Wales.

Mr. Iain MacLeod

It is estimated from the latest available figures that the staff employed in 1950—many of whom provided services for out-patients as well as in-patients—were equivalent to 0.872 persons per occupied bed.