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Philanthropy and the Hospitals of LondonThe King's Fund, 1897-1990$
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F. K. Prochaska

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198202660

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202660.001.0001

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A Fragile Partnership, 1948–1960

A Fragile Partnership, 1948–1960

(p.164) 7 A Fragile Partnership, 1948–1960
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The creation of the National Health Service pushed voluntarists to the periphery of the debate on health. The nationalization of the majority of voluntary hospitals by the State killed off a number of their associated societies. Philanthropists took the idea of partnership down from its shelf, brushed off its unhappy associations with local government and looked forward to a more positive relationship with the central state. This chapter also discusses the National League of Hospital Friends set up to improve the conditions for patients. Despite the ritual nod from selected committees and politicians towards the idea of partnership, civil servants gave little support to voluntarists in and around hospitals and tended to dismiss the Leagues of Friends. The coming of the NHS and the uncertainties in its early development created divisions of opinion in the Fund.

Keywords:   National Health Service, partnership, National League of Hospital Friends, voluntary hospitals, NHS

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