Reference code(s): H22/BAN
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: BANSTEAD HOSPITAL
Level of description: sub-fonds
Extent: 37.88 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Banstead Hospital xx Banstead Asylum | 1877 - 1918 xx Banstead Mental Hospital | 1918 - 1937 xx Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum
Banstead Hospital opened in 1877 as the third lunatic asylum for the county of Middlesex. It was under the general control of the Middlesex justices of the peace until 1889 when, on the establishment of the London County Council it passed into their hands.
In 1948 the hospital came under the South West Metropolitan Hospital Board and the Banstead Hospital Management Committee, which lasted until 1974. With the reorganisation of the National Health Service the hospital came under the management of the North West Thames Regional Health Authority and the North East Health District until 1982 when it became part of the Victoria District Health Authority and finally the Riverside Health Authority in 1985 prior to its closure in 1986.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of Banstead Hospital, including committee papers, 1877-1949; Hospital Visitor files, 1877-1970; patient administration and statistics, 1877-1974; emergency arrangements, 1939-1940; admission and discharge registers, 1835-1978; burial registers, 1877-1955; treatment registers, 1890-1967; post mortem registers, 1907-1959; staff records, 1877-1965, financial records, 1873-1950 and photographs, 1985.
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:
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Immediate source of acquisition:
ACC/2331/2, ACC/2387, ACC/2389, ACC/2478, ACC/3691, B98/205
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
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