HC Deb 02 December 1920 vol 135 cc1445-6
89. Mr. SWAN

asked the Minister of Health whether the hospitals and in firmaries of Denmark are State owned and controlled; whether any charge is demanded from those who need treatment; and whether such services are efficient.


There is one State hospital in Denmark—at Copenhagen—and a number of voluntary hospitals provided by religious and philanthropic bodies, but the majority of general hospitals are provided and controlled by the local authorities. A scale of charges is laid down for each hospital, varying according to the accommodation provided. Payment is made for all patients, either by the patient himself, by the sickness society of which he is a member, or by the Poor Law Authority. The information available is not sufficient to enable me to express any opinion as to the efficiency of the hospital service.