Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Salary Scales of Nurses in Dublin Hospital.

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asked the Minister for Health what are the present salary scales of (a) male and (b) female nurses in Saint Brendan's Hospital, Dublin.

As nurses' salary scales are graded and as there is a considerable number of gradings, I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to circulate particulars of the salary scales with the Official Report.

Following is the information required:—

1. Trainee Psychiatric Nurses:

Male: £435—£455 (three annual increments of £6, £7 and £7).

Female: £400—£415 (three annual increments of £5).

2. Psychiatric Nurses:

Male: £505—£620 (six annual increments of £15 followed by an increment of £15 after another four years and an increment of £10 after a further four years).

Female: £450—£560 (six annual increments of £15 followed by two increments of £10 at four yearly intervals).

3. Deputy Charge Nurses (Male) and Deputy Ward Sisters:

£50 per annum extra on Psychiatric Nurses' scales.

4. Charge Nurses (Male) and Ward Sisters:

£75 per annum extra on Psychiatric Nurses' scales.

5. General Trained Nurses (Female):

(a) without mental nursing qualification:

£465—£495 (two annual increments of £15).

(b) with mental nursing qualification:

£535—£625 (six annual increments of £15).

6. Infirmary Nurses (Theatre Sisters) with dual nursing qualifications:

£625—£700 (five annual increments of £15).

This scale is personal to the present holders of these posts.

7. A male Psychiatric Nurse who has registered as a general trained nurse is paid an allowance of £25 per annum in addition to his salary as Psychiatric Nurse.

Male Grades:

Deputy Head Night

Nurse

£742 × £20— £842 × 21—£863.

Head Night Nurse

£ 765×£22— £875×£17—£892.

Deputy Head Nurse

£811×£20— £911×£27—£938.

NH 2×£98

£urseead1—£1,039×2£19—£1,058.

Female Grades:

Deputy Head Night

Nurse

£702×£21—£828.

Head Night Nurse and Sister Tutor

£731×£22— £841×£16—£857.

Deputy Matron

£777×£20— £897.

Matron

£857×£21 —£1,004×£20—£1,024.