HOSPITAL RECORDS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

PUBLIC RECORDS. Restricted access to some records due to Data Protection.

Hospital records, 1882-2003, including admission and discharge register of St. Asaph Isolation Hospital, 1937-1949; register of births at H.M. Stanley Hospital, 1947-1954; records and photographs relating to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Rhyl, 1872-1970; Hawarden Poor Law Union/Public Assistance records, 1894-1949; Holywell (Public Assistance) Institution Records, 1938-1945; Clwyd and Deeside Hospital Management Committee records, 1948-1974; Flint Cottage Hospital (and Nursing Association) records, 1936-1948; Holywell Cottage Hospital and Flintshire Dispensary records, 1914-1969; and Mold Cottage Hospital records, 1929-1948.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hospital provision in Flintshire grew up piecemeal in the 19th and early 20th century until the establishment of the National Health Service in 1948. Some hospitals developed from infirmaries attached to workhouses, including Holywell Cottage Hospital and Flintshire Dispensary, and H M (Henry Morton) Stanley Hospital. The Royal Alexandra Hospital, in Rhyl, was built in 1894, originally as a children's hospital, and later a convalescent home; it is now a Community Hospital and a Family planning clinic. Clwyd and Deeside Hospital Management Committee was part of the administrative structure of the new Health Service. The collection also includes some material derived from Hawarden and St Asaph Poor Law Unions / Public Assistance Institutions, and Holywell Institution. From 1910 until 1948, the St Asaph Infectious Diseases Hospital (later St Asaph Isolation Hospital) also operated on St. Asaph Workhouse site.

Arrangement

Arranged by accession as follows: St Asaph Isolation Hospital; H.M. Stanley Hospital; Dee and Clwyd Hospital Management Committee; Royal Alexandra Hospital, Rhyl; Hawarden Poor Law Union/Public Assistance records; Clwyd and Deeside Hospital Management Committee; Flint Cottage Hospital (and Nursing Association); Holywell Cottage Hospital and Flintshire Dispensary; The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital and Convalescent Home, Rhyl; Prince Edward War Memorial Hospital; Miscellaneous; Photographs; and Mold Cottage Hospital.

Conditions Governing Access

Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain personal information as defined by the Act.

Restricted access to some records, in particular: St Asaph Isolation Hospital admission and discharge register, 1937-49; H. M. Stanley Hospital register of births, 1947-54; Broughton Institution register of removals, discharges and deaths, 1934-1949.

Acquisition Information

Various, including: W.M. Cowx, Sector Administrator, Clwyd Health Authority; I. Jenkins, Sector Administrator, Trevalyn Hospital, Rossett, Wrexham; Lewis Hunt, AHA Unit Co-ordinator, CHA, Rhyl.

Note

Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Flintshire Record Office, Catalogue of Hospital Records; Rural Wellbeing website (http://www.ruralwellbeing.org.uk), viewed 9 January 2004; GENUKI website (http://www.genuki.org.uk), viewed 9 January 2004; Workhouse website (http://users.ox.ac.uk), viewed 9 January 2004; Versey, A.G., Guide to the Flintshire Record Office (Flintshire County Council, 1974).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Flintshire Record Office, Catalogue of Hospital Records; Rural Wellbeing website (http://www.ruralwellbeing.org.uk), viewed 9 January 2004; GENUKI website (http://www.genuki.org.uk), viewed 9 January 2004; Workhouse website (http://users.ox.ac.uk), viewed 9 January 2004; Versey, A.G., Guide to the Flintshire Record Office (Flintshire County Council, 1974).

Conditions Governing Use

Public records. May be copied without any need for a copyright form.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Related Material

The main records for Flintshire Poor Law Unions are Flintshire Record Office, G; Public Assistance records are Flintshire Record Office, PA.

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