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BOLINGBROKE HOSPITAL

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): H68/BL
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: BOLINGBROKE HOSPITAL
Date(s): 1911-1979
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.73 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Bolingbroke Hospital | Battersea

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Bolingbroke Hospital opened in 1880 at Bolingbroke House, Battersea. It was founded by Canon John Erskine Clarke, Vicar of Saint Mary, Battersea. Originally a voluntary hospital, it provided treatment to members of the public who preferred to pay for some or part of their care rather than attend Poor Law Institutions. During the Second World War, it became affiliated to Saint Thomas' Hospital and acted as an emergency hospital for war casualties. In 1948, despite some misgivings, the hospital became part of the new National Health Service and consequently was administered by the Battersea and Putney Hospital Management Group of the South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board. The hospital experienced mixed fortunes in the following years, including the opening of a coronary care unit in 1967 and the closure of the casualty department in 1974. The reorganisation of the National Health Service in 1974 saw the hospital pass to the Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Area Health Authority of South West Thames Regional Hospital Board. In the 1980s, the hospital was redeveloped to focus on services for the elderly. In 1993, it became part of the newly formed Saint George's Healthcare NHS Trust. With the building deteriorating, the issue of fire safety at the hospital became a concern. In 2004, the NHS trust transferred the inpatient services to surrounding nursing homes and other community hospitals. Bolingbroke continued to act as a community hospital with extensive outpatient services and a day hospital. However in 2008 the entire hospital was closed and the remaining services were relocated to Saint John's Therapy Centre, Battersea.

The hospital has been administered by the following:
1880-1948: Bolingbroke Hospital
1948-1974: Battersea and Putney Hospital Management Group of South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board
1974-1982: Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Area Health Authority of South West Thames Regional Hospital Board
1982-1993: Wandsworth District Health Authority of South West Thames Regional Hospital Board
1993-2008: Saint George's Healthcare NHS Trust.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Bolingbroke Hospital, including registers of inpatients, minor operations registers, operations registers, casualty registers, registers of nurses and nursing probationers.

Administrative and financial records are uncatalogued as of February 2012, please see staff for further details.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English.

System of arrangement:

These records are arranged as follows:
H68/BL/B/01 Patients' records: registers of inpatients;
H68/BL/B/02 Patients' records: minor operations registers;
H68/BL/B/03 Patients' records: operations registers;
H68/BL/B/04 Patients' records: casualty registers;
H68/BL/C/01 Staff records: registers of nurses;
H68/BL/C/02 Staff records: registers of nursing probationers.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in 1996, 2005 and 2007.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also Battersea and Putney Hospital Management Group (H46/BPHMG), South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board (LMA/4431/A), South West Thames Regional Health Authority (LMA/4431/B), South Thames Regional Health Authority (HA/ST).


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 2012.

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