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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): H16/BM
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1938-1959
Level of description: subfonds
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Extent: 3.97 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Bushey Maternity Hospital x Middlesex County Maternity Hospital | 1938-1948


Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1937 Middlesex County Council acquired a newly built private clinic in Heathbourne Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire to be used as a maternity hospital. It opened on 1 January 1938 with 48 beds as Middlesex County Maternity Hospital. It was administered from Redhill County Hospital, now Edgware General Hospital. In 1948 it became part of the National Health Service as one of the Hendon Group of hospitals of the North West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board. The name of the hospital was changed to Bushey Maternity Hospital. The hospital closed in 1977.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Bushey Maternity Hospital, Hertfordshire, comprising admission and discharge registers, 1938-1939 and 1946; registers of confinements, 1945-1959; maternity case books, 1939-1958 and case books for women who were admitted to hospital during pregnancy but were discharged before delivery or who were admitted to hospital for treatment after childbirth, 1938-1959.

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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:

Copyright: Depositor

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records of Bushey Maternity Hospital, formerly Middlesex County Maternity Hospital, transferred to the Greater London Record Office by the Patients Services Officer, Edgware General Hospital, Barnet Health Authority, 27 August 1986 (Acc 2314).

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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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