Viscount Praises Jewish Hospital

The hospital has a fine record, especially in that it has not restricted its activities,” Viscount Erleigh, president of the London Jewish Hospital, said at the annual Court of Governors of the London Jewish Hospital. “I hope that my association with the hospital will see a continued period of fruitful activity.

“Even in these difficult times, the London Jewish Hospital has refused to reduce its standards of efficiency,” Dr. A. Goodman Levy, the chairman of the Council, said. “In 1933 there was a deficit in the maintenance account of £3,400, £21,600 having been spent on running expenses.

“There is a not unnatural tendency on the part of donors to want to endow the hospital in perpetuity; but may I say that while an unconditional and free gift of £1,000 is invaluable, a perpetual income of £30 per annum is £7,563 to the bank, but in spite of existence. We have a debt of comparatively insignificant. Actually the gift is just as perpetual, dations of the hospital’s continued because it ensures the very foun-financial difficulties we have closed no beds, refused to see no patients. Indeed there has been some expansion for we have set up our own pathological department. A total of 1,511 in-patients were admitted during the year, and 69,000 out-patients attended the hospital.

“The indication is that the hospital tends to become more Jewish, not only the medical staff, but the patients too.

“Within our limited powers we have been able to do something for German refugees; for although we are not a recognized teaching school, a number of German students and doctors have attended the hospital in an unofficial capacity.”

Leon Rueff, treasurer, said forty per cent. of the hospital’s income was derived from institutions and patients’ contributions, and sixty per cent. from voluntary contributions.

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