Catalogue description Records of the ALBERT DOCK SEAMEN'S HOSPITAL, Alnwick Road, London

This record is held by Barts Health NHS Trust Archives

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Title: Records of the ALBERT DOCK SEAMEN'S HOSPITAL, Alnwick Road, London

The collection contains patient and nursing records.

Date: 1890 - 1979
Related material:

For further information on early history see: History of the School of Tropical Medicine in London 1899 - 1949 by Sir Philip Manson-Bahr.


q.v. National Maritime Museum handlist DSH/ for administrative records, etc.


See also: records of the Seamen's Hospital Society, 29, King William Walk, London, S.E.10. (Tel. No. 0181 858 3696).

Held by: Barts Health NHS Trust Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Albert Dock Seaman's Hospital, Newham, London

Physical description: 43 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred to the Royal London Hospital Archives by Dr. J. J. Jackson, Director of Public Health and Director of Performance and Standards, Newham Health District Health Offices, on 11th September 1991.

Administrative / biographical background:

This Hospital was established in 1890 as a branch of the Dreadnought Seamen's Hospital, Greenwich (itself founded in 1821: see National Maritime Museum Manuscripts Department -ref: DSH/ for records). The London School of Tropical Medicine was established in the Albert Dock Hospital in October 1899 and remained there until moving to Euston in February 1920.


The Hospital became part of Newham Health District under the City and East London Area Health Authority (Teaching) in 1974 and was converted from acute to orthopaedic use. It came under the direct control of Newham Health Authority in 1981 and subsequently became a homeward bound mental handicap unit.

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