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East End Maternity Hospital

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0387 EM
Held at: Barts Health NHS Trust Archives (Royal London Hospital Archives)
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Full title: East End Maternity Hospital
Date(s): 1884-1968
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 linear metres
Name of creator(s): East End Maternity Hospital
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

The East End Maternity Hospital was founded in 1884 as the Mother's Lying-in Hospital in Glamis Road, Shadwell. Its name was changed in 1928. In 1930 it had about 60 beds. During the Second World War the Hospital occupied premises at Hill Hall, Essex, and Tyringham House. With the advent of the National Health Service in 1948 it became part of the Stepney Group of Hospitals, which was merged in 1966 to form the East London Group. The Hospital was closed in 1968.


Scope and content/abstract:

Administrative records, Chaplain's records, financial records, patient records, nursing records.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See Scope and content.

Conditions governing access:

Some material is restricted. Please contact the repository in the first instance.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copying and digitisation services are available for unrestricted material. Researchers should contact the repository in the first instance.

Finding aids:

See 'Detailed catalogue' link above.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Some records were transferred by the East London Hospital Management Committee to Tower Hamlets Central Library before 1974 and by the Library to the Royal London Hospital Archives in 1985. The remaining records were transferred from Mile End Hospital.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Originally compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Updated by Clare Button, Archivist, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

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:
June 2001, updated April 2020.

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