Reports 1897-1945; minutes of subscribers and committees 1937-1971; balance sheet of endowment fund 1925.
Dundee Women's Hospital and Nursing Home
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Dundee Women's Hospital and Nursing Home developed from a dispensary for women and children set up in the 1890s for the treatment of women by female doctors. In May 1897 a small hospital, the Dundee Hospital for Women, was set up in Seafield Road to provide surgical care at a low cost. It later moved to Elliott Road. When the National Health Service Act came into effect in 1948 the Women's Hospital and Nursing Home unsuccessfully petitioned the Secretary of State for permission to keep operating the hospital as a private charitable concern and not as part of the National Health Service. The hospital closed circa 1975.
Records are arranged chronologically within series.
Clinical information is closed for 100 years.
The records were deposited by the University Medical History Museum in 1998 (AccM/374 and AccM/375).
Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, July 2001.
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