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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 H36/CM
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1943-1975
Level of description: subfonds
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Extent: 1.5 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Chiswick Maternity Hospital


Administrative/Biographical history:

Chiswick Hospital was established as a voluntary cottage hospital in 1911. By 1923 the hospital had come to specialise in maternity care. In 1943 the hospital was passed into the control of Middlesex County Council and was renamed Chiswick Maternity Hospital. The hospital was transferred to the National Health Service in 1948 and came under the North West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board. Within this board it was managed by the South West Middlesex Hospital Management Committee. When the NHS was reorganised in 1974 Chiswick Maternity Hospital became part of the North West Thames Regional Health Authority and South Hammersmith (Teaching) District Health Authority. The hospital closed in 1975.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Chiswick Maternity Hospital comprising operations register, 1943-1968 and births register, 1943-1975.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ACC/3521, B03/036.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also Middlesex County Council Public Health Committee and Southern Hospitals and Institutions Sub-committee (reference: MCC).

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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