NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE: HASTINGS DISTRICT HEALTH AUTHORITY

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Title: NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE: HASTINGS DISTRICT HEALTH AUTHORITY
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HH1 Battle Workhouse: Master's book of receipts and payments; 1912-1919

 

HH2 Battle Public Assistance Institution: Master's journals; 1930-1937

 

HH3 Battle Public Assistance Institution: Master's day books; 1930-1938

 

HH4 Battle Public Assistance Institution: Medical Officer's reports on individual patients, order book recording the supply of beer or brandy to inmates; 1925-1940

 

HH5 Battle Public Assistance Institution: inventory of furniture and equipment; 1933-1948

 

HH6 Battle Public Assistance Institution: plans of the building and grounds; 1935

 

HH7 Battle Hospital: House Committee minutes, Battle Public Assistance Institution Master's journal; 1937-1951

 

HH8 Battle Hospital: admission and discharge register, register of inmates maintained under the 1930 Poor Law Order, indoor relief list; 1941-1966

 

HH9 Battle Hospital: reports by the Committee of Visitors; 1923-1970

 

HH10 Darvell Hall Hospital: minutes of the House Committee (including Battle Hospital from 1967), reports of the Committee of Visitors, Medical Superintendent's annual reports; 1921-1969

 

HH11 Darvell Hall Hospital: admission and discharge registers; 1921-1970

 

HH12 Darvell Hall Hospital: register of operations; 1953-1970

 

HH13 Darvell Hall Hospital: register of staff records of service; c1926-1949

 

HH14 Darvell Hall Hospital: publications and photographs including programmes of events on coronation days, newspaper cuttings book, photograph albums, photographs of staff and patients; 1921-1953

 

HH15 Hastings Group Hospitals Management Committee (Alexandra Home, Battle Hospital, Bexhill Hospital, Buchanan Hospital, Eversfield Chest Hospital, Margaret Street Hospital and Fairlight Sanatorium, Royal East Sussex Hospital, Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital): minutes of the Hospital Management Committee, Finance and General Purposes sub-committee, Building and Works sub-committee, Appointments sub-committee, Group Nursing sub-committee, Pharmaceutical Advisory sub-committee, Nurses' Education sub-committee, Gardens sub-committee, Civil Defence sub-committee, Catering sub-committee minutes, proceedings of special and ad hoc sub-committees; 1948-1974

 

HH16 Royal East Sussex Hospital (formerly the East Sussex, Hastings and St Leonards Infirmary): Buildings Committee, Fete Committee, Nurses' Home Committee minutes, Nurses' Home sub-committee minutes; 1919-1934

 

HH17 Royal East Sussex Hospital: cash books, salaries books, general ledger, Building Fund cash book, analysis of the cost per month of private patients, overdraft record book; 1913-1948

 

HH18 Royal East Sussex Hospital: Secretary's correspondence and papers, consisting of competition to design a new hospital, private paying patients, wartime use of the hospital with list of admissions and discharges of school evacuees, service and police personnel, and air raid casualties, finance, balance sheets of the Male Samaritan Fund, Meredith fund and Kaye's Fund; 1910-1948

 

HH19 Royal East Sussex Hospital: publications and newspaper cuttings, consisting of The splendid story of the Royal East Sussex Hospital, 1839-1924, The Royal East Sussex Hospital in action, copy of the hospital rules, newspaper cuttings book (including the Buchanan Hospital); 1924-1937

 

HH20 Hastings Workhouse: register of births, registers of deaths, registers of creed; 1866-1932

 

HH21 Hastings Workhouse: admission and discharge register; 1878-1930

 

HH22 Hastings Municipal Hospital: register of births, register of deaths; 1914-1948

 

HH23 Hastings Municipal Hospital: casuals' admission and discharge register; 1931-1940

 

HH24 Hastings Municipal Hospital: indoor relief lists; 1942-1949

 

HH25 Hastings Municipal Hospital: admission and discharge registers, registers of mental defectives; 1930-1948

 

HH26 Hastings Municipal Hospital: registers of inmates, including war casualties; 1930-1948

 

HH27 Hastings Municipal Hospital: inventories of furniture and equipment; 1922-1948

 

HH28 Hastings Municipal Hospital: reports of the Visiting Committee under the Lunacy and Mental Deficiency Acts, the Medical Officer, the Master and the Hospital Visiting Committee to the House Committee and Management Committee; 1925-1948

 

HH29 Hastings Municipal Hospital: medical journals for patients under guardianship; 1928-1942

 

HH30 Hastings Municipal Hospital: register of mechanical restraint, District Medical Officer's relief book, registers of applications for medical treatment; 1895-1948

 

HH31 St Helen's Hospital: register of births register of deaths, creed register; 1943-1953

 

HH32 St Helen's Hospital: admission and discharge registers; 1948-1951

 

HH33 St Helen's Hospital: registers of patients; 1948-1950

 

HH34 St Helen's Hospital: registers of patients admitted under the 1890 Lunacy Act; 1948-1960

 

HH35 St Helen's Hospital: general registers of patients admitted under the Lunacy Act or Mental Treatment Act; 1948-1954

 

HH36 St Helen's Hospital: general registers of patients maintained under the 1948 Mental Deficiency Regulations; 1948-1966

 

HH37 St Helen's Hospital: registers of mechanical restraint and seclusion; 1948-1958

 

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HH39

 

HH40 Hastings Group Hospitals Management Committee (Alexandra Home, Battle Hospital, Bexhill Hospital, Buchanan Hospital, Eversfield Chest Hospital, Margaret Street Hospital and Fairlight Sanatorium, Royal East Sussex Hospital, Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital): correspondence files, consisting of annual reports of the various institutions, annual reports of the Committee, hospital plan for the area approved by the South-East Metropolitan Hospital Board and group development plans, correspondence relating to dental services, capital works, establishment of joint consultative committees and midwifery services, dermatology service, paediatric services and reorganisation of local hospital services, psychological services, land required for future hospital development, annual reports, infectious diseases, medical and dental staff, standing orders, geriatric services, research project 'Management information to aid the care of the elderly', professional and technical staff, nursing staff, review of nursing staff establishments, private treatment for in and out-patients, intensive care units, reports by the regional organisation and methods work study officer, reports of the General Nursing Council, correspondence on legal matters, maternity services, services for the chronic sick, complaints from the public, speech therapy services, mental health services, pupil nurse training, group operating theatres, senior nursing staff structure and the implementation of the Salmon Report, gynaecology and obstetrics, cervical cytology service, minutes of the St Helen's Mount Pleasant and Fernbank Hospitals House Committee, correspondence on resuscitation procedures following cardiac arrest, revenue estimates, returns to the Ministry of Health, pathological service, recruitment of nurses, use of questionnaire devised by the King Edward's Hospital Fund for London, occupational health service for staff, ear, nose and throat service, NHS reorganisation, library service, industrial action, papers relating to Battle Hospital (including minutes of the Joint Staff Consultative Committee and negotiations for the sale of land on North Trade Road). Eversfield Hospital (including establishment of a chest clinic, group development plan), Bexhill Hospital (including alterations to buildings, booklet Bexhill Hospital, 1933-1958: twenty-five years of service, management survey, minutes of the Joint Consultative Staffs Committee, minutes and reports of the ad hoc sub committee of the Group Medical Committee Bexhill Hospital), Royal East Sussex Hospital (including minutes concerning phase II of the new out patients department, establishment and equipping of a group surgical admissions unit, minutes of the Joint Staff Consultative Committee, extension of the operating theatre unit), St Helen's Hospital (including reallocation of accommodation, minutes of Staff Consultative Committee, adaption of Ward 12 for isolation and infectious cases), Fairlight Hospital (correspondence closure and sale), Bexhill (formerly Metropolitan) Convalescent Home (including disposal of land, types of patient admitted), Mount Pleasant Hospital, Ore (group development plan papers concerning proposed provision of a centre for mentally handicapped children, minutes of the multi-professional team), Buchanan Hospital (alterations and extensions, midwifery training school), Fernbank Maternity home (closure and transfer of its gynaecological work to the Buchanan), Darvall Hall Hospital (concerning its closure), East Down House Bexhill (conversion of former women's convalescent home, minutes of meetings of the multiprofessional team); 1946-1974

 

HH41 Bexhill Hospital: minutes of Subscribers' Annual General Meetings, minutes of the Board of Management, reports of the Committee of Visitors, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, General Purposes and Finance Committee, Building Committee, Appeal and Entertainments Committee, House Committee, Advisory Committee, Appeals committee, Emergency Committee, Staff Committee, Honorary Medical Staff Committee minutes, minutes of meetings of the Trustees of the Hospital, minutes of meetings of a sub-committee on the chairmanship of the hospital, Matron's reports to the House committee; 1926-1948

 

HH42 Bexhill Hospital: general ledgers, account of fees paid by patients for the operating theatre and radiology treatment, record of the hospital's endowments; 1926-1948

 

HH43 Bexhill Hospital: nurses', cooks' and maids' salary account books, clerks', porters' and telephone operators' wage books; 1933-1947

 

HH44 Bexhill Hospital: annual reports, appeal leaflets, programme of service foe laying of the foundation stone, postcard drawing of the nurses' home, photographs showing Dr A Murdoch demonstrating his theories on posture, programmes of open days; 1930-1947

 

HH45 Bexhill Hospital: deeds, agreements and insurance policies; 1927-1941

 

HH46 Bexhill Hospital: papers and correspondence of the Chairman of the Board of Management, the Secretary and the Treasurer, including report of a special sub-committee to consider accommodation, alleged right of way over the hospital grounds, complaint about mortuary arrangements, minutes of a sub-committee on the Hospital's constitution, bequests, erection of a maternity block, schedule of war damage, subscription lists; 1926-1948

 

HH47 Bexhill Hospital: plans and specifications of hospital buildings; 1932-1947

 

HH48 Bexhill Hospital: minutes of the Voluntary Hospital House Committee, minutes, reports and agendas of the House Committee, Visitors' reports. Bexhill Convalescent Homes sub-committee minutes and reports; 1943-1967

 

HH49 Bexhill Hospital: post-1948 files, consisting of correspondence concerning a legacy paid under the will of Caleb Duplock, correspondence about legacies, statistics, returns and annual reports of Bexhill Hospital and Convalescent Homes, correspondence, accounts and minutes of the N L Shepperd Memorial Fund Committee; 1935-1967

 

HH50 Bexhill Hospital: minutes of the Honorary Medical Staff Committee; 1939-1951

 

HH51 Bexhill Hospital: Out-patients' Department admission and discharge register; 1938-1951

 

HH52 Bexhill Hospital: plans of hospital buildings; 1962-1965

 

HH53 Bexhill Hospital: printed material, consisting of prospectus for the pupil nurses' training school, booklet Bexhill Hospital 1933-1983: 50 years of caring; 1960s-1983

 

HH54 Bexhill (Metropolitan) Convalescent Homes: annual report, plans of buildings; 1943-1965

 

HH55 Bexhill Medical Society: minuter books; 1923-1936

 

HH56 Hastings Community Unit: Hastings CB Medical Officer of Health's records, including copy of the 1885 Hastings Improvement Act, correspondence about infectious diseases, maternity and child welfare, housing, de-infestation 1885-1942

 

HH57 Hastings Community Unit: Hastings CB School Medical Officer's records, consisting of Government circulars and copies of local byelaws on the employment of children; 1920-1941

 

HH58 Hastings Community Unit: Hastings CB Tuberculosis Care Committee's records, consisting of minutes, reports, account book, forms of application for help; 1918-1954

 

HH59 Hastings Community Unit: Hastings CB Medical Officer of Health's annual reports; 1960-1971

 

HH60 Hastings Community Unit: Hastings CB registers of notifications of births; 1932-1971

 

HH61 Hastings Group Hospitals Management Committee (Alexandra Home, Battle Hospital, Bexhill Hospital, Buchanan Hospital, Eversfield Chest Hospital, Margaret Street Hospital and Fairlight Sanatorium, Royal East Sussex Hospital, Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital): minutes of the Group Medical Committee and Executive Committee, minutes of the Medical Records sub-committee, Medical and Surgical Requisitions sub-committee and various other sub-committees; 1948-1974

 

HH62 Eversfield Tuberculosis Sanatorium: annual reports (including the St Leonards Throat and Ear Dispensary); 1882-1947

 

HH63 Eversfield Tuberculosis Sanatorium: minutes of the Management Committee and House Committee, St Leonards Throat and Ear Dispensary minutes of the committee established to consider the establishment of an in-patient branch 1884-1948

 

HH64 Eversfield Tuberculosis Sanatorium: Secretary's and Assistant Secretary's letter book; 1909-1910

 

HH65 Eversfield Tuberculosis Sanatorium: register of female nursing and domestic staff, schedules of expenditure on monthly salaries; 1902-1945

 

HH66 Eversfield Tuberculosis Sanatorium: draft list of the duties of the Secretary and Dispenser, rules and regulations of the hospital, transcript of examination of the Chairman about the Hospital's development and the terms on which tuberculous soldiers might be accepted as in-patients, report to the Management Committee on the duties of nursing and domestic staff, inventory of the furniture of the Railway Mission Convalescent Home [1890s]-1931

 

HH67 Eversfield Tuberculosis Sanatorium: newspaper cuttings book, photograph of the Friedenfels Home, plans of the hospital building, album of view of the hospital, booklet The Jubilee of Eversfield; 1887-1934

 

HH68 Eversfield Tuberculosis Sanatorium: patients' case-records; 1937-1947

 

HH69 Eversfield Tuberculosis Sanatorium: minutes of the House committee; 1948-1969

 

HH70 Eversfield Tuberculosis Sanatorium: records of nursing, medical and administrative staff, manual staff, temporary or part-time nurses; 1948-1950

 

HH71 Eversfield Tuberculosis Sanatorium: statistics concerning the work of the hospital; 1936-1969

 

HH72 Eversfield Tuberculosis Sanatorium: patients' admission and discharge registers; 1954-1971

 

HH73 Eversfield Tuberculosis Sanatorium: printed material, consisting of The Story of Eversfield, The Eversfield Chest Hospital: a handbook for patients; 1957-[1960s]

 

HH74 Eversfield Tuberculosis Sanatorium: patients' case-records; 1948-1960

 

HH75 Hastings District Works Department: plans of the Royal East Sussex Hospital; 1927-1930

 

HH76 Hastings District Works Department: plans of sanatoria and isolation hospitals; 1918-1919

 

HH77 Hastings District Works Department: plans of the Hastings Union Workhouse and Municipal Hospital; 1879-1944

 

HH78 Hastings District Works Department: plans of the Hastings Borough Sanatorium; 1895-1897

 

HH79 Hastings District Works Department: plans of the Bexhill (Metropolitan) Women's Convalescent Home; 1914

 

HH80 Hastings District Works Department: plans of the Buchanan Hospital; 1925

 

HH81 Hastings District Works Department: plans of the Rye Hill house hospital; 1951-1964

 

HH82 Hastings District Works Department: plans of Bexhill Maternity and Child Welfare Clinic; 1934

 

HH83 Buchanan Hospital: annual reports; 1881-1947

 

HH84 Buchanan Hospital: minutes of the board of Management, Ladies Committee, House Committee, Visiting committee, Finance Committee, Building Committee, Special Committee, Air Raid Precautions Committee, Emergency Diets Committee, Nurse Training School Committee, Appeal Committee, Medical Staff Committee minutes, proceedings of the Court of Governors; 1882-1946

 

HH85 Buchanan Hospital: general ledger, petty cash book, record of legacies; 1933-1948

 

HH86 Buchanan Hospital: Matron's reports to the House Committee, register of nursing staff, typescript instructions for the treatment of patients, letter from G H Gowan of Calne in Wiltshire who trained at the Buchanan on the advice of Florence Nightingale; c1908-1943

 

HH87 Buchanan Hospital: register of patients, House Surgeon's register of in-patients, registers of out-patient cases, casualty register; 1920-1947

 

HH88 Buchanan Hospital: registers of operations carried out on in and out-patients; 1905-1957

 

HH89 Buchanan Hospital: minutes of the Board of Management, House Committee (includes Alexandra Home for Chronic Invalids) minutes; 1947-1957

 

HH90 Buchanan Hospital: minutes of the Medical Staff Committee; 1932-1948

 

HH91 Buchanan Hospital: patients' waiting list, patients' admission and discharge register; 1955-1967

 

HH92 Buchanan Hospital: register of administrative and nursing staff, staff sick leave records; 1940-1961

 

HH93 Buchanan Hospital: newspaper cutting book; 1938-1949

 

HH94 Buchanan Hospital: inventories of the contents of the nurses' home and of the hospital; 1941-1965

 

HH95 Buchanan Hospital: statistics about the work of the hospital; 1958-1980

 

HH96 Buchanan Hospital: programme for celebration of the centenary of the hospital; 1981

 

HH97 Alexandra Home for Chronic Invalids: Committee minutes, account book; 1882-1921

 

HH98 Hastings District Works Department: plans of Battle Workhouse and Public Assistance Institution; 1928-1930s

 

HH99 Royal East Sussex Hospital: minutes of meetings of the Governors; 1839-1948

 

HH100 Royal East Sussex Hospital: minutes of general committee; 1839-1948

 

HH101 Royal East Sussex Hospital: minutes of the House Committee, minutes of the Accommodation sub-committee, Private Wards sub-committee, Nurses' Dining Room sub-committee, Construction of New Operating Theatres and Pathological Laboratory sub-committee, Air Raid sub-committee, Honorary Medical Staff/Payment of Visiting Medical Staff sub-committee, Private Patients in General Wards sub-committee, Matron's reports to the House Committee; 1896-1947

 

HH102 Royal East Sussex Hospital: minutes of the Finance Committee, Accounts sub-committee minutes; 1914-1948

 

HH103 Royal East Sussex Hospital: annual reports and statements of accounts; 1859-1947

 

HH104 Royal East Sussex Hospital: lists of life governors; 1886-1947

 

HH105 Royal East Sussex Hospital: inventory of the furnishings, fittings and equipment of the hospital, nurses' home and maids' home; 1938

 

HH106 Royal East Sussex Hospital: deeds and records of endowments, consisting of deeds of the site in White Rock Road, deeds and trustees minutes of the Convalescent Asylum for Females Recovering from Illness at 7-8 Wellington Square, licence for the hospital chapel, Charity Commission orders, papers and register relating to subscriptions, copy of the will of S E Elliott who bequeathed his estate to the hospital; 1839-1948

 

HH107 Royal East Sussex Hospital: agreements and contracts, consisting of agreements for building works, the holding of TB clinics and treatment of puerperal pyrexia cases, agreement of compromise concerning the will of Sophia Louisa Lady King; 1913-1946

 

HH108 Royal East Sussex Hospital: nurses' patient night report books; 1939-1940

 

HH109 Royal East Sussex Hospital: provision books recording weekly totals of stocks of food and drink; 1930-1949

 

HH110 Royal East Sussex Hospital: House Committee reports to the Hastings Hospital Management Committee, agendas, Official Visitors' report books, action sheets for Visitors' reports; 1943-1969

 

HH111 Royal East Sussex Hospital: inventories of hospital furniture and equipment; 1952-1969

 

HH112 Royal East Sussex Hospital: Joint Consultative Committee minutes; 1950-1963

 

HH113 Royal East Sussex Hospital: statistical records concerning the work of the hospital; 1953-1969

 

HH114 Royal East Sussex Hospital: physiotherapists' register of service; 1929-1954

 

HH115 Royal East Sussex Hospital: minutes of the general committee of the Alexandra Rose Day Fund; 1924-1948

 

HH116 Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital: House Committee reports to the Hastings Hospital Management Committee, Governors' minutes; 1947-1969

 

HH117 Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital: annual reports, pamphlet Milestones 1919-1926, copies of rules; 1922-1941

 

HH118 Buchanan Hospital: matron's reports to the House Committee; 1943-1965

 

HH119 Fernbank Maternity Home: midwives' registers of cases; 1941-1947

 

HH120 St Helen's Hospital and Buchanan Hospital: midwives' registers of cases; 1945-1981

 

HH121 Buchanan Hospital: midwives' registers of cases for unbooked and emergency cases; 1960-1981

 

HH122 Buchanan Hospital: GP Unit, midwives' registers of cases; 1978-1981

 

HH123 Buchanan Hospital: individual midwives' registers of cases; 1971-1984

 

HH124 Buchanan Hospital: midwifery delivery registers; 1982-1991

 

HH125 Alexandra Home for Chronic Invalids: scrapbook and annual reports; [1882]-1947

 

HH126 Alexandra Home for Chronic Invalids: statements of receipts and expenditure, sale gift book, audited balance sheets, correspondence concerning legacies to the home; [1888]-1946

 

HH127 Alexandra Home for Chronic Invalids: case-books, papers concerning patients; 1883-1956

 

HH128 Alexandra Home for Chronic Invalids: tenancy agreement, building survey, certificate of ownership of grave-space, papers relating to the transfer of the home to the National Health Service; 1882-1948

 

HH129 Fernbank Maternity Home: certificate of registration; 1927

 

HH130 St Helen's Hospital: mortuary registers; Jul 1967 - Dec 1984

 

HH131 Royal East Sussex Hospital: admission registers; 1949-1951

 

HH132 Mount Pleasant Hospital (formerly Hastings Isolation Hospital): admission registers; 1949-1963

 

HH133 St Helen's Hospital: estimated requirements of provisions; 1947-1948

 

HH134 St Helen's Hospital: papers of the League of Friends; 1977-1994

Date: 1839 - 1994
Related material:

See C. Allan Birch, 'The medical history of Hastings', unpub typescript, 1980, copy in ESRO library, acc. no. 2817; and J. H. C. Seager. 'The development of voluntary hospitals from 1850 until 1914', University of Sussex DPhill thesis, 1996, copy in ESRO library, for which Hastings provides case-study material drawn from the records in this catalogue

Held by: East Sussex Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Hastings District Health Authority

Physical description: 373 volumes, 52 boxes
Access conditions:

Patients' records are not available for consultation until 100 years from the last date of the document. A few other series are not available for 75 years. Those series affected are indicated in their catalogue entries. Other series are not available for consultation until 30 years from the last date of the document

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  • Hastings, East Sussex
  • Health services
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