Dundee Women's Hospital and Nursing Home

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Reports 1897-1945; minutes of subscribers and committees 1937-1971; balance sheet of endowment fund 1925.

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.

Arrangement

Records are arranged chronologically within series.

Conditions Governing Access

Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by the University Medical History Museum in 1998 (AccM/374 and AccM/375).

Note

Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, July 2001.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Custodial History

Unknown

Accruals

None expected.

Location of Originals

The material is original.

Geographical Names