Welsh Hospital Board

Scope and Content

Annual reports; agenda papers; papers relating to the proposed Singleton Hospital, Swansea.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Welsh Hospital Board was formed as one of the regional hospital boards established in 1948, under the National Health Service Act 1946, as the Welsh Regional Hospital Board, to administer hospital and specialist services. The board was responsible to the Welsh Board of Health, and was associated with the Welsh National School of Medicine at Cardiff. From May 1961, the Welsh Regional Hospital Board usually omitted the word 'Regional', and in 1964, the name was changed to Welsh Hospital Board. The Board was abolished in April 1974, and its functions were assumed by the Secretary of State for Wales, acting through the Welsh Office, providing area health authorities with central policy guidance, and determined national policy, co-ordinated area plans, and allocated resources between areas.


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