HC Deb 01 May 1963 vol 676 c108W
Mr. Dempsey

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the accepted ratio of nursing staff to patients in infectious diseases, tuberculosis, geriatric, maternity and general hospitals, respectively.

Mr. Noble

It is for each hospital authority to determine the nursing complement of the hospitals for which it is responsible and there are no standard ratios between staff and patients. The ratio arrived at in each case is influenced by local circumstances, including the availability of suitable staff and finance.