HC Deb 16 February 1970 vol 796 cc23-4W
Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the number of ancillary non-nursing staff in Crumpsall, Booth Hall and Springfield hospitals in 1964 and 1969, respectively; and what action is proposed to relieve qualified nurses and student nurses of purely domestic, portering and clerical work.

Dr. John Dunwoody

The figures are as follows:

Crumpsall Hospital
1964 1969
Domestic and Portering Staff 318 332
Catering Staff 97 99
Works and maintenance Staff 32 33
Grounds Staff 7 7
Laundry Staff
Other Staff 73 49
Booth Hall Hospital for Children
1964 1969
Domestic and Portering Staff 92 95
Catering Staff 36 41
Works and Maintenance Staff 27½ 26½
Grounds Staff 7 4
Laundry Staff 39 35
Other Staff 47 19
Springfield Hospital
1964 1969
Domestic and Portering Staff 46 84
Catering Staff 32 29
Works and Maintenance Staff 68 67
Grounds Staff 6
Laundry Staff 79 100
Other Staff 22 22

All figures are whole time equivalents

Dr. John Dunwoody

The revised figures are as follows:

Nurses at Crumpsall and Booth Hall Hospitals have been relieved of non-nursing duties to the fullest extent practicable At Springfield Hospital some non-nursing duties are still performed by nurses in the evening and at weekends; the hospital authority concerned are endeavouring to recruit domestic staff to provide cover for these periods.