Catalogue description Records of St Audry's Hospital, Melton

This record is held by Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

Details of ID 407
Reference: ID 407
Title: Records of St Audry's Hospital, Melton
Description:

N.B.

 

Museum references appear in brackets after the description of each item.

 

Other material relating to the Asylum can be found in Quarter Sessions records, Official County Council (A 2697) records and the Local Studies Library. These are listed in the appendices to this catalogue.

 

Summary of contents

 

A Minutes and Reports

 

1. Minute Books

 

2. Annual Reports

 

3. Medical Superintendents Reports

 

B Patients Records

 

THESE ARE SUBJECT TO A 100 YEAR CLOSURE PERIOD

 

1. Admissions (see also B17/6)

 

2. Registers of Patients

 

3. Lists and Indexes of Patients

 

4. Civil Registers

 

5. Medical Registers

 

6. Registers of Mechanical Restraint

 

7. Registers of Discharges and Transfers

 

8. Registers of Deaths

 

9. Burials

 

10. Post Mortem Records

 

11. Coroners Records

 

12. Case Books

 

13. Day Books

 

14. Daily Population Books

 

15. Daily Returns

 

16. Visitors Books

 

17. Miscellaneous

 

18. Statistics

 

19. Report Sheets

 

20. Patients Artwork

 

21. Patients files - see additional deposit, acc. no 10, 107

 

22. Boarding-out of patients: see additional catalogue

 

C Photographs

 

D Plans

 

E Staff Records

 

1. Service Registers

 

2. Accident Report Books

 

3. Salaries and Wages and Pensions

 

4. Record Books

 

5. Daily Returns

 

6. Diaries

 

7. Rules and Regulations

 

8. Identity cards

 

9. Dismissals and Appointments

 

10. National Asylum Workers Union

 

11. First World War: military service and demobilization: see additional catalogue

 

F Financial Records

 

1. General Ledgers

 

2. Finance Officers Cash Accounts

 

3. Invoice Books

 

4. Building Repairs, Maintenance accounts and General supplies

 

5. Special Accounts:

 

Livestock

 

Farm Produce and Market Garden

 

Coal

 

Shoemaker

 

Baking

 

6. Statements of Accounts

 

7. Miscellaneous

 

G General

 

1. Meteorological Records

 

2. Letter Books and Correspondence

 

3. History

 

4. Newspaper cuttings

 

5. Programmes

 

6. Inventories

 

7. Cricket Score Books

 

8. Suffolk Mental Hospitals Management Committee

 

9. Agreements

 

10. Certificates

 

11. Magazines

 

12. Uniform - see also Photographs

 

13. Royal visit - see also Photographs

 

14. Music

 

15. Diet

 

H. Land, Buildings, Plant and Stock

 

1. Land

 

2. Buildings

 

3. Gas Supply

 

4. Electrical installation

 

5. Central Heating

 

6. Boilers and engines

 

7. Water supply

 

8. Farm produce, livestock and equipment

Date: 1841-1985
Arrangement:

Re closure periods

 

permission to see closed records to be sought from:

 

Chief Executive

 

Local Health Partnerships NHS Trust

 

Trust Headquarters

 

The Lodge

 

Castleton way

 

Eye

 

IP23 7BH

Held by: Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

St Audry's Hospital, Melton

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by G.B. Coburn, Administrator, St Audry's Hospital, Melton 23rd May 1988

 

Accs. 8578, 8600. 8634, 8661, 8788)

 

Records deposited on 19th December 1990 and 6th August 1992

 

Accession nos 8863 and 10, 162: ID 407/A4; 407/B7/14-16; B10/2,3; B11/2; B13/6-17; B14/3-6; B15/8-18; B16/9; B17/4,15-19; B22/1-25; D18; E3/24-51; E7/4,5; E9/5-11; E11; F5/1,2,9; F7/4/1-3; G9/5; G14; G15; 407/11

Subjects:
  • Melton, Suffolk
  • Health services
Administrative / biographical background:

The site and buildings of St Audry's were formerly those of the House of Industry for the Loes and Wilford Hundreds Incorporation from 1765 to 1827, when the parishes were disincorporated. It then became the Suffolk County Asylum, in 1907 the Suffolk District Asylum and, from 1916, St Audry's Hospital for Mental Diseases and finally part of the East Suffolk Health Authority.

 

The records in this collection are those which were held and cared for by the St Audry's Hosptal Museum, but have now been deposited under the terms of the Public Records Act, 1958.

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