§ Mr. Iain Macleod
The salary scales for staff nurses in mental hospitals and mental deficiency institutions are £390–£490 (men) and £380–£480 (women). The superannuation benefits are prescribed by the National Health Service (Superannuation) Regulations, 1950, which are rather long and complex. I am sending a copy to the hon. Member. Special benefits are provided for nurses with long service in mental hospitals and mental deficiency institutions.
§ 88. Mr. Hayman
asked the Minister of Health how many mental nurses there are in St. Lawrence Mental Hospital, Bodmin, Cornwall; how many there were 12 months ago; and how far the hospital is now below establishment.
§ Miss Hornsby-Smith
The mental nursing staff of the hospital including student nurses and nursing assistants consisted, at 30th September last, of 90 full-time men and 65 full-time and 37 part-time women. At 30th September, 1952, the numbers were 90 full-time men and 64 full-time and 31 part-time women. The staff is short of establishment by 21 men and 55 women full-time.