The poor fund
LAMB’s aim is to serve the poor and under-privileged, especially women and children. It has never turned a poor patient away. In an area where the wage for a day labourer is about £1.50 a day, many do not seek health care until is too late, because they are afraid of the cost.
It is well known locally that LAMB treats first and looks at the question of payment later. This is often the main reason that the poor come to LAMB. This is made possible by the Poor Fund, which pays for those who cannot afford even the low cost of their treatment and in total provides a subsidy of up to £100,000 a year.