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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): H16/EDG
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1928-1958
Level of description: subfonds
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Extent: 10.45 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Edgware General Hospital | 1948- x Redhill Hospital | 1927-1930 x Redhill County Hospital | 1930-1948


Administrative/Biographical history:

Edgware General Hospital was originally known as Redhill Hospital and was built by Hendon Board of Guardians. Rather than extending the old Redhill Infirmary, in the 1920's Hendon Board of Guardians decided to build a new hospital of 175 beds on 20 acres of land at Burnt Oak. Work began in 1924 and Redhill Hospital opened in December 1927. It was taken over by Middlesex County Council on 1 April 1930 who renamed it Redhill County Hospital. Between 1936 and 1938, the Middlesex County Council built extensive additions to the hospital including a 60 bed maternity unit and a 329 bed medical unit. In January 1938 the Middlesex County Maternity Hospital opened in Bushey. This was administered from Redhill County Hospital. The hospital became part of the National Health Service in 1948 and came under the control of the North West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board and Hendon Group Hospital Management Committee. Its name was changed the same year to Edgware General Hospital. It now forms part of Barnet Health Authority.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Edgware General Hospital, including annual reports, 1928-1974; handbooks, 1965-1968; papers relating to open days, 1950-1960; papers and photographs concerning opening of new extensions at Redhill County Hospital, 1938; admission and discharge registers, 1941-1974; registers of deaths, 1928-1956; registers of births, 1928-1940; registers of confinements, 1951-1958; maternity case books, 1945-1958; casualty books, 1945-1957 and ambulance books, 1951-1956.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records are arranged as follows: A = Administration, B = Patients' Records.

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

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred by the Senior Administrative Assistant and the Patients Services Officer, Edgware General Hospital, Barnet Health Authority, on 23 January 1985 (Acc 2071), 27 January 1986 (Acc 2229) and 27 August 1986 (Acc 2314).

Allied Materials

Related material:

For records relating to the administration of the hospital 1924-1930 see the records of Hendon Board of Guardians. These include minute books, papers and registers relating to the workhouse and old infirmary. For the administration of the hospital 1930-1948, see the records of Middlesex County Council these include minutes of the Middlesex County Council Public Health Committee and its Central Hospitals and Institutions Sub-Committee. For the history of the hospital 1948-1974 readers should consult the records of Hendon Group Management Committee and of the North West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board.

Publication note:

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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