hospital almoner

hospital almoner

An obsolete term for a bureaucrat whose function was to determine the ability of a patient to pay for services; the position of almoner was eliminated with the advent of the National Health Service.
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The most likely identification of Eoin O'Keefe and Maureen Murphy is, respectively, with a Dublin County Council official and a Rotunda Hospital almoner who bore these names.
Theresa Wardell and Sr Hedwige of St Vincent's Hospital struck difficulties with the combined force of the Victorian Institute of Hospital Almoners and Royal Melbourne Hospital.
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