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Danesbury Hospital

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Alternative name(s):
  • Danesbury Convalescent Home (Formerly known as)
  • Danesbury Neurological Centre (Later known as)
Date: 1940-1948
History: Danesbury was a private residence which was used as a TB clinic, convalescent home and service bakery for the armed forces during the Second World War, under the control of Middlesex County Council. Following the creation of the NHS in 1948, it was managed by the Barnet Group No.5 Hospital Managment Committee within the North West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board. In 1949 Danesbury Convalescent Home had 53 beds, which were all used for the treatment of tuberculosis. In 1955 it became known as the Danesbury Home for the Young Chronic Sick. In had 61 beds in 1958, but the number fell to 47 the next year, being reduced to 43 in 1964. In 1974 it became part of the East Hertfordshire District Health Authority in the North West Thames Regional Health Authority. In 1986-1992 it provided 26 beds for young, chronically sick, long stay patients. Following reform of the NHS it became part of the East Herts Health NHS Trust in 1992. In 1993 it moved to new premises, providing 30 beds for young, physically disabled patients from 1994.
Places:
  • Danesbury, Hertfordshire
  • Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Functions, occupations and activities: Health and social care > Hospitals
References: Hosprec database; Hospital Yearbooks 1948-1999
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C231069
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
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1940-1948: Middlesex County Council Public Health and Sanatoria Sub Committee minutes
London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

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Danesbury Hospital was under the authority of the North West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board
1948-1974
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Danesbury Hospital was under the authority of the North West Thames Regional Health Authority
1974-1992
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