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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): H33
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1835-1991
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 28.84 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Hornsey Central Hospital x Hornsey Cottage Hospital


Administrative/Biographical history:

The introduction of the National Health Service in 1948 caused many and widespread changes in the management of London hospitals. The Northern Group Hospital Management Committee was set up to administer the Royal Northern and seven other hospitals, which now formed the Northern Group of Hospitals. These other hospitals were the Northaw House Children's Hospital, Highlands Hospital, Wood Green and Southgate Hospital, and the City of London Maternity Hospital. The Maternity Nursing Association was also affiliated to the group.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of hospitals in the Royal Northern Hospital Group, 1835-1991, comprising Hornsey Central Hospital, Mildmay Memorial Hospital, Maternity Nursing Association, North London Medical and Chirurgical Society, Royal Chest Hospital, Royal Northern Hospital and Santa Claus Children's Home.

The papers include committee minutes, reports, financial papers, newspaper cuttings, leaflets and publications, histories, staff registers, regulations, plans and photographs. Patient records survive only for the Royal Northern Hospital.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In 7 sections: H33/HC: Hornsey Central Hospital, H33/MM: Mildmay Memorial Hospital, H33/MNA, Maternity Nursing Association, H33/NLM: North London Medical and Chirurgical Society, H33/RCH: Royal Chest Hospital, H33/RN: Royal Northern Hospital and H33/SC: Santa Claus Children's Home.

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:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Material received in 5 accessions between 1985 and 2000. (ACC/2180, ACC/2210, ACC/2934, B97/015, B00/003).

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Description Notes

Archivist's 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

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