Maternity Hospital Fee Bill and Receipt.

Contributed by Mervyn Vallance

Maternity Hospital Fee Bill and Receipt.

This is the maternity hospital bill, with receipt attached, for my birth in 1941, a sixteen day stay. This was seven years before the introduction of the National Health Service. A bill for one pound six shillings and six pence would be the equivalent of approximately 60 pounds in today's money but would probably have been paid from some kind of insurance policy. The premiums would most likely have been paid weekly at the door to a representative of the insurance company.

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