Catalogue description Ministry of Health: Joint Hospital Boards' Correspondence and Minutes

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Details of MH 67
Reference: MH 67
Title: Ministry of Health: Joint Hospital Boards' Correspondence and Minutes

This series contains correspondence and minutes of selected Joint Hospital Boards.

Date: 1903-1961
Related material:

For ministry files of correspondence with the joint hospital boards see

MH 48

Separated material:

Records of other joint hospital boards may also be found in local repositories.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Ministry of Health, 1919-1968

Physical description: 237 file(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

Joint hospital boards were authorised under the Public Health Act 1875, which empowered local sanitary authorities to combine for the purpose of establishing and maintaining local hospitals. This power was not extensively used but did lead to the establishment of isolation hospitals, mental hospitals, sanatoria and centres for mental defectives. The boards came to an end with the inception of the National Health Service.

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