Reference code(s): H36/SW
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: SOUTH WEST MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Level of description: sub-fonds
Extent: 2.55 linear metres
Name of creator(s): South West Middlesex Hospital Management Committee | North West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board
The South West Middlesex Hospital Management Committee was formed in 1948 by the North West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board to administer thirteen hospitals, which it took over from nine separate authorities: West Middlesex Hospital, Chiswick Maternity Hospital, Marrowells Maternity Annexe and Norwood Hall from the Middlesex County Council; Clayponds Hospital and Perivale Maternity Hospital from Brentford and Chiswick and Ealing Joint Hospital Committee; South Middlesex Hospital from the South Middlesex and Richmond Joint Hospital Board; and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Ealing, Teddington, Hampton Wick and District Memorial Hospital, Brentford Hospital, Saint John's Hospital, Twickenham, Saint Mary's Cottage Hospital, Hampton and Queen Victoria and War Memorial Hospital, Hanwell from six independent voluntary hospital committees.
Visitors from King Edward's Hospital Fund for London reported in May 1953 that the South West Middlesex Group was "the largest Group in London. Its expenditure is three times that of many groups. It is responsible for a large suburban area. It contains 12 hospitals which have varying backgrounds, ranging from the rugged independence of Queen Victoria Hospital, Hanwell to the colourless hospitals previously run by joint hospital boards The dead weight in the sense of material needs lies at the West Middlesex Hospital." The Hospital Management Committee was assisted by Finance, General Purposes, Establishment, Medical, and Nursing Sub-Committees. There was a Group Medical Advisory Committee as well as five House Committees dealing with several hospitals each.
The South West Middlesex Hospital Management Committee ceased to exist on 1 April 1974, when on the reorganisation of the National Health Service the hospitals in its care became the responsibility of Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow Area Health Authority.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the South West Middlesex Hospital Management Committee including Hospital management committee minutes, 1951-1974; publications, 1949-1962; rules and standing orders, 1962; information book, 1962; minutes and papers of the Hounslow Health District Management Team, 1974-1982; minutes and papers of the Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow Health Authority, 1991-1996; minutes and papers of the King Edward Memorial Hospital, 1951; minutes and papers of the Hounslow and Spelthorne Health Authority District Hospital Medical Committee, 1974-1986; minutes and papers of the South West Middlesex local committee of the National Hospital Service Reserve, 1950-1959; register of premises other than hospital premises, 1956-1967 and photographs of hospitals within the group, particularly the West Middlesex Hospital, the South Middlesex Hospital, the King Edward Memorial Hospital, Ealing, and the Perivale Maternity Hospital, 1952-1964.
ACCESS AND USE
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 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:
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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