Mr. Gresham Cooke
asked the Minister of Health what were the totals in terms of whole-time equivalent of non-medical staff employed by regional hospital boards and hospital management corn- 5W mittees, respectively, in the years 1949 and 1959.
§ Mr. Powell
Non-medical staff employed by regional hospital boards and hospital management committees in terms of whole-time equivalents were:
—— 1949 1959 Regional hospital boards 2,440 5,260 Hospital management committees 334,334 415,016
1. Figures for regional hospital board staff in 1959 include 1,357 whole-time equivalents for staff tor whom no separate return was made by regional hospital boards in 1949 or who were at that time employed in units controlled by hospital management committees.
2. The figures for hospital management committee staff include the following numbers of professional and technical students (e.g. student radiographers, physiotherapists, etc.):—
1949 1959 4,151 5,799