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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): H16/HG
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1948-1974
Level of description: subfonds
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Extent: 3.77 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Hendon Group Hospital Management Committee


Administrative/Biographical history:

Hendon Group Hospital Management Committee was set up in 1948 by the North West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board to manage the following hospitals and clinics - Edgware General Hospital, Bushey Maternity Hospital, Hendon District Hospital, Colindale Hospital, Hendon Isolation, later West Hendon Hospital, Roxbourne Hospital, Oxhey Grove, Stanmore Cottage Hospital, Harrow Chest Clinic and Edgware Chest Clinic. Records from the first three hospitals have also been transferred to the London Metropolitan Archive. Kingsbury Hospital was added to the Group in 1972.

A major reorganisation of the standing committees and the administrative structure took place in 1966-1967. The Group hospitals were formed into three main functional sub-groups, namely:-

1 Edgware General and Bushey Maternity Hospitals.

2 Colindale and Hendon District Hospitals and the two chest clinics.

3 West Hendon Hospital and the geriatric hospitals (ie Oxhey Grove, Roxbourne, Glebe House, Stanmore Cottage Hospital and Orme Lodge).

The Staff and Establishment Committee, the Finance and General Purposes Committee and the Works and Building Committee were replaced by the Finance and Staff Committee and the Planning and General Purposes Committee. The six Hospital Committees were replaced by three Hospital Committees, one for each main sub-group.

Hendon Group Hospital Management Committee ceased to exist in 1974 when the National Health Service was reorganised.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Hendon Group Hospital Management Committee, including Management Committee and Standing Committee signed minutes, 1948-1974; Management Committee minutes and papers, 1948-1974; Finance and General Purposes Committee minutes and papers, 1948-1967; Staff and Establishment Committee minutes and papers, 1948-1967; Finance and Staff Committee minutes and papers, 1967-1974; Planning Committee minutes and papers, 1949-1955; Works and Building Committee and Planning and General Purposes Committee minutes and papers, 1956-1974; Visiting Committees and Hospital Committees minutes, 1949-1970; Joint Consultative Committees minutes and papers, 1948-1960; meeting attendance registers, 1948-1974; standing orders, 1948-1969; annual reports, 1949-1970; papers from annual open meetings including Chairman's reports, 1953-1962; papers regarding Hospital redevelopment, 1961-1968; papers relating to opening ceremonies, 1952-1971; Hendon Group HMC handbook giving information on hospital and other medical and social services available in area, including a history of Edgware General Hospital and photographs of group hospitals, 1958; staff handbooks, 1966-[1973] and publication Colindale Hospital, 1898-1948: An unauthorised history censored from the memories and musings of many people, compiled by the Rev R W Townsend, AKCL, Chaplain and Rural Dean of Hendon, 1948.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In sections according to catalogue.

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:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred by the Senior Administrative Assistant, Edgware General Hospital, Barnet Health Authority, 23 January 1985 (Acc 2071).

Allied Materials

Related material:

Further records regarding Colindale Hospital can be found at the London Metropolitan Archives in the papers of the Metropolitan Asylums Board (ref: MAB) and the London County Council (ref: LCC). Plans can be found at ref LMA/4070/03 and photographs at ref SC/PHL.

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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