West Yorkshire College of Health Studies Archive

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The archive includes governance records and a large series of student records. Artefacts such as trophies and badges are also included.

Administrative / Biographical History

The West Yorkshire College of Health Studies was formed over many years by the amalgamation of different colleges. In 1970 the Wakefield and Pontefract School of Nursing was formed and it joined the Wakefield and Pontefract Schools of Midwifery in 1990. In 1992 it joined the Pinderfields School of Physiotherapy to form the Wakefield and Pontefract College of Health Studies. The Calderdale, Huddersfield and Dewsbury Schools of Nursing and the Schools of Midwifery were independent until the six schools amalgamated into the original West Yorkshire College of Health Studies in 1992. It then amalgamated with the Wakefield and Pontefract School of Health Studies on the 1st April 1993 to form the new West Yorkshire College of Health Studies. Although it was situated on fifteen different sites, its aim was to eventually be based on one site. This happened in 1996 when it formally merged with the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield.

The collection contains information from some of the independent colleges dating back to the 1940s, such as; The Calderdale School of Nursing, Wakefield Healthcare, Dewsbury School of Nursing and the Pinderfields School of Physiotherapy. Information on the Hospitals associated with the schools also include; Clayton Hospital, Pinderfields General Hospital, The General Hospital Batley, Royal Infirmary Huddersfield, Dewsbury District Hospital, Halifax General Hospital, Pinderfields Hospital. Also, more recent documents relating to the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield can be found.

Sources

University of Huddersfield, About us, http://www2.hud.ac.uk/about/history/index.php

Profile, Introduction and Origins of the West Yorkshire College of Health Studies found in the Policies and Procedures: Business plans and Merger series.

Arrangement

Artificial arrangement by function (Policies, Finance, Marketing, Meetings, Reports, Annual Reviews, Awards, Photos, Exam Papers and Worksheets, Student Nurse Registers).

Conditions Governing Access

Original available for consultation by appointment. Personal data in Registers subject to Data Protection Act 1998. Access permitted to data subjects and to bona fide researchers who complete a Data Protection Undertaking form.

Conditions Governing Use

No restrictions other than Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988.

Appraisal Information

Blank certificates/headed paper and duplicate items removed when found.

Custodial History

Accumulated by members of staff of (latterly) the West Yorkshire College of Health Studies.

Related Material

Administrative, results and student exam data post-move 1996 can be found in the School of Human and Health Sciences in the University of Huddersfield collection.

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