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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): H36/HW
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1913-1977
Level of description: subfonds
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Extent: 1.9 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Hounslow Hospital


Administrative/Biographical history:

Hounslow Hospital was founded in 1874 in Bell Road, Hounslow. Little information appears to survive about its early years. In 1913 it moved to Staines Road, Hounslow to a newly built 20 bed cottage hospital. By 1954 the accommodation had been increased to 81 beds arranged in three ground floor wards, one each for children, men and women. (See A/KE/735/49). In 1948 Hounslow Hospital became part of the National Health Service administered by the North West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board and Staines Group Hospital Management Committee. On the reorganisation of the National Health Service in 1974 it was transferred to Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow Area Health Authority (Teaching) and Hounslow Health District. The hospital ceased to admit patients on 31 August 1977.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Hounslow Hospital, including management and administrative committee minutes, 1923-1976; memoranda, 1928-1948; registers of in-patients, 1922-1977; registers of operations, 1927-1977; registers of minor operations, 1930-1951; registers of war casualties, 1939-1941; patient statistics, 1944-1951; registers of student nurses, 1913-1944 and photographs of student nurse prize givings, 1960-1964.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records are arranged as follows: A = Administrative records, B = Patients' records, C = Staff records, Ph = Photographs.

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:

Records deposited by the In-Patient Services Manager, West Middlesex University Hospital on 4 March 1993 (Acc/3148).

Allied Materials

Related material:

Annual reports of Hounslow Hospital 1940-1947 - Greater London History Library King Edward's Hospital Fund for London: Visitor's reports on Staines Group Hospital Management Committee 1952-1967 (ref. A/KE/735/49, A/KE/738/68). Records of the North West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board 1948-1974 (ref. HA/NW).

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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