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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): H46/SJ
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Date(s): 1939-1988
Level of description: subfonds
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Extent: 8.76 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Saint James Hospital x Saint James' Workhouse Infirmary


Administrative/Biographical history:

Saint James' Infirmary was established on Sarsfield Road, Balham in 1909, it was associated with the workhouse on an adjoining site and was administered by Wandsworth Board of Guardians. In 1922 the Infirmary was renamed Saint James Hospital and moved to Ouseley Road, Balham. In 1930 the management of the hospital was passed to the London County Council. In the 1948 the hospital became part of the National Health Service. In was within the administration of the South West Regional Hospital Board and Wandsworth Hospital Management Committee. After NHS reorganisation in 1974 the hospital became part of the South West Thames Regional Health Authority and Wandsworth and East Merton District Health Authority. The hospital closed in the late 1980's and its services were transferred to Saint George's Hospital, Tooting.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Saint James' Hospital including Medical Staff Committee minutes, Intensive Care Unit papers, Accident and Emergency Department papers, registers of deaths, operations registers, complaints proceedings, registers of baptisms, casualty registers, and book of remembrance.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

These records are arranged according to a classification scheme for hospital records: General Hospital Administration (A), Patients' Administration (B), Finance Office (D), Endowments (E), Related Documentation (Y) and Prints and Photographs (PH).

Conditions governing access:

These records are open to public inspection, although under section 5(4) of the 1958 Public Records Act administrative records are closed for 30 years and patient records for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright is held by the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1996.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also Lewisham Board of Guardians LEBG, Wandsworth Board of Guardians WABG, London County Council Central Public Health Committee 1929 - 1934, Hospitals and Medical Services committee 1934 - 1948, London County Council Public Health, General and Special Hospitals Committee PH/HOSP/3, ACC/3759 (Minutes and Papers).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
February 2009 and April 2012.

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