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Voluntary Hospitals (Paying Patients) Act 1936

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2Accommodation for and charges to paying patients.

(1)Notwithstanding the trusts express or implied upon which the property and funds of a voluntary hospital are held, and notwithstanding any prohibition or restriction imposed by or under any local Act, being an Act relating expressly to the hospital, charter, scheme, deed, will, or otherwise, not being a prohibition or restriction imposed by a public general Act or by any local Act not so relating, the committee of management may provide and maintain on such land from time to time belonging to them such new buildings or such existing buildings of the hospital, or such parts of such new or existing buildings and such and so many beds therein and for such period as the Charity Commissioners may on the application of the committee of management from time to time by Order authorise, for the accommodation and treatment of patients who are able and willing to make payment therefor.

(2)The committee of management may charge such patients as aforesaid for accommodation and maintenance (including such medical and surgical attendance and treatment as is given by the resident staff of the hospital) in accordance with such scale of charges as may be specified in an Order.

(3)An Order may include any consequential or incidental provisions appearing to the Charity Commissioners to be necessary or desirable.

(4)The Charity Commissioners may, from time to time on the application of the committee of management, vary an Order, and, if in the opinion of the Commissioners there has been any material change in the circumstances existing at the time when an Order was made, they may, after giving to the committee of management and to any other persons appearing to the Commissioners to be concerned an opportunity of making representations, of their own motion vary or revoke the Order.

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