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Title The Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust: study of domestic workers at the Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton
Date 1946-1948
Box Number 242
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Description Includes agendas and minutes of the Women's Advisory Council, report of the pilot survey, note on proposed job analysis survey of domestic work in hospitals, notes on visit to Royal Hospital, and various correspondence and papers relating to the study. Also includes Annual Report for the Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton (1946); National Joint Council for Staff of Hospital and Allied Institutions (England and Wales), Rates of Pay, Conditions of Service and General Information (1947); King Edward's Hospital Fund for Women, Recommendations on the Employment of Domestic Staff in Hospitals (1946); Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust, Observations Submitted to the Ministry of Health on the Ministry's Working Party's Report on the Recruitment and Training of Nurses (1948); The Nation's Nurses Conference Number Two programme (1947).
Historical Background A pilot study was conducted by The Industrial Welfare Society and The Tavistock Insitute of Human Relations, at the Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton, of domestic workers in the hospital (Aug-Sep 1947). The study was undertaken by request of the Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust in order to obtain information about the extent to which a therapeutic approach might be of value in addressing the issue of inadequate domestic staffing in hospital settings. A team of two people (Isabel Menzies, TIHR; Maurice Beckett, Industrial Welfare Society) visited the hospital on two occasions and lived there for five days, interviewing staff and collecting factual data.
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Menzies Lyth; Isabel (1917–2008)