project . 2011 - 2012 . Closed

The Politics of Hospital Provision in Early Twentieth Century Britain.

Wellcome Trust
  • Funder: Wellcome TrustProject code: 094109
  • Funded under: Medical Humanities Funder Contribution: 44,955 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Jul 2011
    End Date
    31 Oct 2012
Description
This project will utilise an urban history approach to examine the politics and provision of hospitals in the first half of the twentieth century. Focusing on the impact of economic, social and political structures and cultures it will provide a case study based comparison of four key areas: what hospital services were available in the three towns (Leeds, Middlesbrough and Sheffield) and how did these grow and change over the period of study; how were these services funded by the local and centr al state and by the voluntary sector and how did funding regimes effect patient access to and power within the institutions; to what extent had a unified hospital system...
Description
This project will utilise an urban history approach to examine the politics and provision of hospitals in the first half of the twentieth century. Focusing on the impact of economic, social and political structures and cultures it will provide a case study based comparison of four key areas: what hospital services were available in the three towns (Leeds, Middlesbrough and Sheffield) and how did these grow and change over the period of study; how were these services funded by the local and centr al state and by the voluntary sector and how did funding regimes effect patient access to and power within the institutions; to what extent had a unified hospital system...
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