|LOST HOSPITALS OF LONDON|
A brief history of healthcare provision in London
REORGANISATION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
AND THE END OF THE
METROPOLITAN ASYLUMS BOARD
In 1928 the government decided to reorganise the provision of local government in England and Wales. The Poor Law Unions were abolished under the Local Government Act, 1929, and their functions transferred to the Counties and County Borough Councils.
On 1st April 1930, following the dissolution of the Metropolitan Asylums Board, the London County Council (LCC) took over the administrative control of its 77 hospitals (with a total of 40,000 beds) and its five mental deficiency asylums, giving the Council a total of 98 hospitals with 71,771 beds.
LCC HOSPITALS IN 1930
(excluding mental hospitals)
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(Author unstated) 1934 The largest munipical hospital organization in the world. British Medical Journal 1 (3816), 337.
(Author unstated) 1949 The LCC Hospitals. A Retrospect. London, LCC.
Daley A 1948 The Health and Municipal Hospital Services of London. British Medical Journal 2 (4565), 19-22.
Stewart J 2005 'The finest municipal hospital service in the world'?: contemporary perceptions of the London County Council's hospital provision 1929-1939. Urban History 32, 327-344.
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