File: Manchester Joint Hospitals Advisory Board

Scope and Content

Papers concerning the administration of the Manchester Joint Hospitals Advisory Board, later the Manchester, Salford and Stretford Joint Hospitals Advisory Board (from 1942). The Board had been established in 1935 by the public health committee of Manchester Corporation to improve co-ordination between municipal and voluntary hospitals. The Council, the voluntary hospitals and the University were represented on the Board, which was chaired by Sir Christopher Needham. The Board had a wide brief to provide advice on: hospital development, medical teaching, and the staffing of hospitals, including making recommendations for consultancy posts in the municipal hospitals. The Board also played an important role in directing the specialist services of hospitals in the area. In 1942, the Board extended its coverage to hospitals in Salford and Stretford. In 1948, following the creation of the National Health Service, the Board was replaced by the Manchester Regional Hospital Board.

These papers were accumulated by Stopford in his capacity as a member of the Board for the duration of its existence.

Former reference: 172

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See also VCA/7/101.