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London Metropolitan Archives



Reference code(s): H15

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives


Date(s): 1857-1990

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 26.67 linear metres

Name of creator(s): The Lambeth Group of Hospitals | South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Lambeth Group of Hospitals was formed in June 1948 by the South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board to be responsible for the management of Lambeth hospital (ref. H01/L), the South London Hospital for Women and Children (ref. H24), Annie McCall Maternity Hospital (ref. H24) and the South Western hospital ref. H15/SW).

In October 1956 the group was enlarged by the addition of the Royal Eye Hospital, Southwark and its branch at Surbiton (ref. H15/RE). Holmhurst Home, a halfway house for elderly patients (ref. H15/HH), was opened in 1952, by the King's Fund and attached to the Lambeth Group. Records of all these hospital are held by the London Metropolitan Archives.

On 1 July 1964 Lambeth Hospital was transferred to the Saint Thomas' Hospital Group. Lambeth Group Hospital Management Committee amalgamated with Wandsworth Hospital Management Committee to form the South West London Hospital Group Hospital Management Committee. All other hospitals in the Lambeth Group also became part of the new group. In 1968 the South Western Hospital was transferred across to the Saint Thomas' Hospital Group.


Scope and content/abstract:

The records under this heading include administrative, patient and staff records relating to the hospitals managed as part of the Lambeth Group of Hospitals, 1857-1990.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

These records are arranged according to a classification scheme for hospital records: General Hospital Administration (A), Patients' Administration (B), Finance Office (D), Endowments (E), Related Documentation (Y) and Prints and Photographs (PH).

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: Depositor

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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in multiple accessions between 1984 and 2000 (ACC/1958, ACC/2530, ACC/3241, ACC/3431, ACC/3513, ACC/3624, B00/015).


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Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2009

District health authorities | Health authorities | Health services
Hospital administration | Hospitals | Health services
Hospital patients | People by roles | People
Medical history | Personal history | History
Medical institutions

Personal names

Corporate names
Holmhurst Home | Lambeth Group Hospital Management Committee x Holmhurst | St Thomas' Hospital
Lambeth Group Hospital Management Committee | South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board
Saint John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin
South Western Hospital x Stockwell Fever Hospital x Stockwell Smallpox Hospital
The Lambeth Group of Hospitals | South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board
The Royal Eye Hospital | 1892-1980 x South London Ophthalmic Hospital | 1857-1860 x Surrey Ophthalmic Hospital | 1860-1863 x The Ophthalmic Hospital | 1863-1869 x The Royal South London Ophthalmic Hospital | 1869-1892

Lambeth | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe