Reference HLG 900/14
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Billeting Arrangements. Hospital staff
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Reception and billeting, Health and welfare
Document Types Official Correspondence, Miscellaneous
Civil Defence Regions Region 5: London
Locations Bromley, Farnborough, Kent, Orpington
Organisations General Post Office, Urban District Councils


A file of documents relating to Bromley Borough's policy for the billeting of medical staff at Farnborough County Hospital in Orpington, Kent. Subjects covered in the file include financial concerns for householders, including financial hardship and the inability to afford meal provisions for evacuees; holiday provisions for medical staff, such as Christmas leave and a biannual two-week holiday for nurses; and the concern for billeting expenses to householders and the local authority. Other subjects covered include the issue of evacuees leaving their personal belongings in billets when absent for more than a fortnight, causing problems for householders; the setting of prices for billeting and meals by the council; sick pay for evacuees; and provisions for settling the issue of evacuees overpaying billeting expenses. Documents in the file include a discussion of a demand to householders to provide accommodation for nurses; and a discussion of the recovery of monies for householders.


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