HC Deb 29 January 1958 vol 581 cc81-2W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Health if he will have further investigation made into the information given in his Answer of July, 1957, to the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, South, about alternative electric power being available when required in all the hospitals The following table gives, for the financial year 1956–57, per staffed bed of all types, at non-teaching hospitals in the fourteen regional hospital board areas, the average cost of salaries of consultants and of all medical and dental staff paid by regional hospital boards (consultants, senior hospital medical and dental officers, senior registrars and registrars); and also the approximate amount included for salaries of all such staff in the average cost of maintaining a patient in that year in each of four different types of non-teaching hospital.

situated in the City of Stoke-on-Trent; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Walker-Smith

I have made inquiries and I am informed that the general position is as stated in the reply of 30th July. At the City General Hospital an improved emergency system is at present being installed to give instantaneous changeover, and a similar system is on order for Hartshill Orthopædic Hospital. Both these hospitals already have other emergency lighting systems.