HC Deb 01 March 1922 vol 151 cc380-2

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?


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 Town 700
East London Hospital for Children 3,000
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital for Women 600
Great Northern Central Hospital 11,000
Hampstead General Hospital 3,400
Hospital for Epilepsy 850
Hospital for Sick Children 4,000
Infants' Hospital 1,000
King's College Hospital 9,000
London Hospital 10,000
London Temperance Hospital 2,000
Metropolitan Hospital 750
Middlesex Hospital 3,000
Mildmay Mission Hospital 400
National Hospital for the Paralysed 800
Prince of Wales's General Hospital 2,200

Hospital. Grant approved.
Queen Charlotte's Lying-in Hospital 3,000
Queen Mary's Hospital for the East End 1,000
Queen's Hospital for Children 2,100
Royal Free Hospital 12,000
Royal National Orthopædic Hospital 3,000
Royal Waterloo Hospital for Women and Children 500
Samaritan Free Hospital for Women 800
South London Hospital for Women 800
University College Hospital 12,000
Total £87,900