File: Manchester Regional Hospital Board

  • Reference
      GB 133 VCA/7/63
  • Dates of Creation
      1946-1954
  • Physical Description
      21 folders

Scope and Content

Extensive correspondence and papers relating to John Stopford's membership of the Board, which managed NHS hospitals in the Manchester area. Stopford was appointed first chairman of the Board in 1947 (serving until 1953), and was responsible for the reorganisation of the hospital system in the Manchester area, following the creation of the National Health Service. The file contains all manner of material relating to the Board's activities, and is an invaluable source for the early history of the Hospital Boards.

Stopford's chairmanship of the Board was independent of his role as vice-chancellor. Therefore the creator of the file is not strictly the vice-chancellor, but the chairman of the MRHB. The files were obviously maintained in this series for reasons of administrative convenience.

Former reference: 66-73

Arrangement

The records, which originally comprised several files, have been reorganised into the following folders:

  • /1 30 Dec 1946 - 8 Jun 1948
  • /2 3 Jun 1948 - 10 Mar 1949
  • /3 15 Mar 1949 - 30 Dec 1949
  • /4 4 Jan 1950 - 30 Mar 1950
  • /5 8 Apr 1950 - 19 Jun 1950
  • /6 21 Apr 1950 - 30 Sep 1950
  • /7 2 Oct 1950 - 29 Dec 1950
  • /8 2 Jan 1951 - 27 Mar 1951
  • /9 29 Mar 1951 - 1 Oct 1951
  • /10 1 Oct 1951 - 29 Dec 1951
  • /11 1 Jan 1952-10 Mar 1952
  • /12 9 Mar 1952 - 3 Jul 1952
  • /13 7 Jul 1952- 15 Sep 1952
  • /14 17 Sep 1952- 3 Nov 1952
  • /15 6 Nov 1952 - 6 Jan 1953
  • /16 8 Jan 1953 - 23 Mar 1953
  • /17 24 Mar 1953 - 24 July 1953
  • /18 27 Jul 1953 - 26 Nov 1953
  • /19 1954-1955
  • /20 Financial correspondence 1951-52
  • /21 Membership of the Board 1947-1955
. Note: some folders overlap in dates because correspondence on a particular subject has been kept together.