Reference code(s): H15/HH
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: HOLMHURST HOME
Level of description: sub-fonds
Extent: 0.1 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Holmhurst Home | Lambeth Group Hospital Management Committee
Holmhurst Home was founded by the King's Fund in 1951 in conjunction with Lambeth Group Hospital Management Committee as a halfway house for the rehabilitation of elderly hospital patients before they returned to their own homes. Most patients were admitted to Holmhurst Home from the South Western Hospital. In 1962 the Committee of Managers decided to drop the word 'home' from its title as they thought this caused confusion. In 1966 the King's Fund intimated that they wished to withdraw their support from Holmhurst and other similar homes so that they could devote their funds to experiments in other fields. On 1 April 1968 Holmhurst was designated by the Minister of Health to the Board of Governors of Saint Thomas' Hospital, who also took over responsibility for the South Western Hospital. Initially Saint Thomas' allowed the same Committee of Managers to continue to run Holmhurst. In February 1969 responsibility for the day to day management was given to the Secretary of the South Western Hospital. The Committee of Managers ceased to meet; though its members were asked to become visitors to both institutions.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Holmhurst Home, comprising Managers' minutes, 1951-1969.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
In sections according to catalogue.
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:
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Immediate source of acquisition:
Received from Holmhurst Home, 1951-1962 (ACC/2258).
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
See reference H01 for records of the Saint Thomas' Hospital Group.
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