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London Metropolitan Archives



Reference code(s): H16/HG

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives


Date(s): 1948-1974

Level of description: sub-fonds

Extent: 3.77 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Hendon Group Hospital Management Committee


Administrative/Biographical history:

Hendon Group Hospital Management Committee was set up in 1948 by the North West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board to manage the following hospitals and clinics - Edgware General Hospital, Bushey Maternity Hospital, Hendon District Hospital, Colindale Hospital, Hendon Isolation, later West Hendon Hospital, Roxbourne Hospital, Oxhey Grove, Stanmore Cottage Hospital, Harrow Chest Clinic and Edgware Chest Clinic. Records from the first three hospitals have also been transferred to the London Metropolitan Archive. Kingsbury Hospital was added to the Group in 1972.

A major reorganisation of the standing committees and the administrative structure took place in 1966-1967. The Group hospitals were formed into three main functional sub-groups, namely:-

1 Edgware General and Bushey Maternity Hospitals.

2 Colindale and Hendon District Hospitals and the two chest clinics.

3 West Hendon Hospital and the geriatric hospitals (ie Oxhey Grove, Roxbourne, Glebe House, Stanmore Cottage Hospital and Orme Lodge).

The Staff and Establishment Committee, the Finance and General Purposes Committee and the Works and Building Committee were replaced by the Finance and Staff Committee and the Planning and General Purposes Committee. The six Hospital Committees were replaced by three Hospital Committees, one for each main sub-group.

Hendon Group Hospital Management Committee ceased to exist in 1974 when the National Health Service was reorganised.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Hendon Group Hospital Management Committee, including Management Committee and Standing Committee signed minutes, 1948-1974; Management Committee minutes and papers, 1948-1974; Finance and General Purposes Committee minutes and papers, 1948-1967; Staff and Establishment Committee minutes and papers, 1948-1967; Finance and Staff Committee minutes and papers, 1967-1974; Planning Committee minutes and papers, 1949-1955; Works and Building Committee and Planning and General Purposes Committee minutes and papers, 1956-1974; Visiting Committees and Hospital Committees minutes, 1949-1970; Joint Consultative Committees minutes and papers, 1948-1960; meeting attendance registers, 1948-1974; standing orders, 1948-1969; annual reports, 1949-1970; papers from annual open meetings including Chairman's reports, 1953-1962; papers regarding Hospital redevelopment, 1961-1968; papers relating to opening ceremonies, 1952-1971; Hendon Group HMC handbook giving information on hospital and other medical and social services available in area, including a history of Edgware General Hospital and photographs of group hospitals, 1958; staff handbooks, 1966-[1973] and publication Colindale Hospital, 1898-1948: An unauthorised history censored from the memories and musings of many people, compiled by the Rev R W Townsend, AKCL, Chaplain and Rural Dean of Hendon, 1948.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

In sections according to catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

These records are open to public inspection, although under section 5(4) of the 1958 Public Records Act administrative records are closed for 30 years and patient records for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: Depositor

Physical characteristics:


Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred by the Senior Administrative Assistant, Edgware General Hospital, Barnet Health Authority, 23 January 1985 (Acc 2071).


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

Further records regarding Colindale Hospital can be found at the London Metropolitan Archives in the papers of the Metropolitan Asylums Board (ref: MAB) and the London County Council (ref: LCC). Plans can be found at ref LMA/4070/03 and photographs at ref SC/PHL.

Publication note:



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
Medical history | Personal history | History
Medical institutions

Personal names

Corporate names
Bushey Maternity Hospital x Middlesex County Maternity Hospital | 1938-1948
Colindale Hospital x Hendon Asylum | 1900-1913 x Hendon Infirmary | 1913-1919 x Central London Sick Asylum District Infirmary Asylum | 1867-1900
Edgware General Hospital | 1948- x Redhill Hospital | 1927-1930 x Redhill County Hospital | 1930-1948
Hendon District Hospital
Hendon Group Hospital Management Committee

Colindale | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Hendon | Middlesex | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe