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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): H46/WH
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1920-1971
Level of description: subfonds
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Extent: 0.17 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Weir Hospital


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Weir Hospital was established as a voluntary, general hospital in 1911 on Grove Road, Balham. In 1938, Grove Road was renamed Weir Road. Remaining on the same site, the hospital became part of the National Health Service in 1948. It was administered by the South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board and Wandsworth Hospital Management Committee. In 1950 the hospital became a specialist maternity hospital and was renamed Wandsworth Maternity Hospital. With NHS reorganisation in 1974 the Hospital became part of the South West Thames Regional Health Authority and Wandsworth and East Merton (Teaching) District Health Authority. The hospital closed in the late 1980's.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Weir Hospital, including visitors books and Committee of Management attendance books, 1920-1971.

Access & Use

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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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Description Notes

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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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