HC Deb 30 May 1960 vol 624 c97W
64. Mr. W. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Health when allocating the sum of £2,500,000 for the proposed Wythenshawe Hospital, what details were submitted to him of the site chosen, and the number of beds to be provided.

Miss Pitt

The scheme under consideration at present is the first phase only of a new hospital at Wythenshawe, and no specific sum has been allocated for the whole hospital. Before approving the present site, which vests in my right hon. and learned Friend, he received details of its extent and stability, of access and availability of public utility and transport services, and of the town planning position. The number of beds proposed is 396.

Establishment Strength (May, 1960) Deficiency
Medical staff 11 11 Nil
Nursing staff 276 228 48
Medical auxiliaries 15½ 10
Engineering, building and maintenance staff 61 54 7
Administrative and clerical staff 15 14 1
Ancillary staff (cooks, porters, cleaners etc.) 218 246 28
excess in course of reduction

The hospital management committee is making repeated efforts to secure additional staff by advertising. It is satisfied that the existing establishment is adequate for present-day needs.