Voluntary Hospitals (Grants).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 1st March 1922.

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Photo of Mr James Gilbert Mr James Gilbert , Southwark Central


asked the Minister of Health if the Hospitals Commission have now distributed the £500,000 voted to assist the voluntary hospitals; the amounts allocated to each of the London hospitals receiving assistance; and whether the accounts of the London voluntary hospitals for 1921 show any improvement in their financial position?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

I understand from the Voluntary Hospitals Commission that it is anticipated that the Grants made during the present financial year will amount approximately to £120,000, of which £87,900 has been paid to London hospitals. The list is so long that, with the permission of the House, I will have it printed in the OFFICIAL REPORT. I may explain that applications for grants made through the local Voluntary Hospital Committees are dealt with as soon as they are received. Hospitals have been asked to expedite their applications, but comparatively few have yet been received as their accounts for the year 1921 are not yet made up. Although the figures are not yet complete, the King's Fund estimate that the aggregate deficits for the London hospitals will be substantially less than in 1920, and it is probable that the same will be the case for the provincial hospitals.

The following is the list promised:

Grants approved by the Commission up to 28th February, 1922.
Hospital.Grant approved.
Canning Town700
East London Hospital for Children3,000
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital for Women600
Great Northern Central Hospital11,000
Hampstead General Hospital3,400
Hospital for Epilepsy850
Hospital for Sick Children4,000
Infants' Hospital1,000
King's College Hospital9,000
London Hospital10,000
London Temperance Hospital2,000
Metropolitan Hospital750
Middlesex Hospital3,000
Mildmay Mission Hospital400
National Hospital for the Paralysed800
Prince of Wales's General Hospital2,200

Hospital.Grant approved.
Queen Charlotte's Lying-in Hospital3,000
Queen Mary's Hospital for the East End1,000
Queen's Hospital for Children2,100
Royal Free Hospital12,000
Royal National Orthopædic Hospital3,000
Royal Waterloo Hospital for Women and Children500
Samaritan Free Hospital for Women800
South London Hospital for Women800
University College Hospital12,000