HC Deb 18 December 1956 vol 562 c147W
111. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies in how many cases the hospital charges at King George's Hospital, Nairobi, have been waived on the grounds that the patient could not afford the fees.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Fees have been waived for 238 patients out of 2,393 admitted to the hospital between 1st October, when fees were introduced, and 30th November. During the same period, 925 patients had their fees underwritten by their employers, and about a quarter of the 1,230 who actually paid could legally reclaim the fees from their employers.