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London Jewish Hospital

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0387 LJ
Held at: Barts Health NHS Trust Archives (Royal London Hospital Archives)
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Full title: London Jewish Hospital
Date(s): 1926-1985
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4.5 linear metres
Name of creator(s): The London Jewish Hospital
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

The London Jewish Hospital was first planned in 1907 and opened in 1919. It was extended in 1926 and 1927, and in 1928 had 92 beds. In 1948 it ceased to be a Voluntary Hospital and became part of the National Health Service as a general hospital of 130 beds. From 1948 to 1966 it was managed by the Stepney Group Hospital Management Committee, and from 1966 to 1974 by the East London Group. The London Jewish Hospital was closed in 1979. Records survived the destruction of the office by a bomb during the Second World War.


Scope and content/abstract:

Administrative records, deeds, financial records, patient records, nursing records and photographs.

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:

The records were transferred by the East London Hospital Management Committee to Tower Hamlets Central Library before 1974.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred by Tower Hamlets Central Library to the Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum in 1985.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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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