EAST SURREY HEALTH AUTHORITY, RECORDS OF PREDECESSOR AUTHORITIES INCLUDING SURREY AREA HEALTH AUTHORITY
Volumes are unindexed except where stated.
For records of Dorking Joint Isolation Hospital, 1898-1925, see 570/-; for an admission register of Dorking Hospital Joint Isolation Hospital, 1905-1926, see 2970; for maternity registers of Dorking Hospital, 1945-1987, see 6241/1/-; for contracts and plans of Dorking County Hospital, 1931-1938, see 6057; for records of East Surrey Hospital, 1906-1983, see 6190; for memories of the head porter of East Surrey Hospital recorded in 1993, see 4187; for records of Horley and District Cottage Hospital, 1873-1983, see 2885, 2959 and 1981; for patients' case files of Netherne Hospital, 1946-1960, see 3491, 3576 and 6230, and for other records, 1911-1968, see 6523/-; for patients' records of Redhill Hospital, 1962-1987, see 6241/2/-. Please note many of these records are closed to public access for 100 years.
All minutes are closed to public access for 30 years after the last entry.
Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited under the Public Records Act by the East Surrey Health Authority in December 1993.
Administrative / biographical background:
After the formation of the National Health Service in 1948 Surrey fell within the South West Thames Region and two committees were established to administer hospitals in east Surrey. These were the Netherne Hospital Management Committee (see -/5/- below) which governed Netherne Hospital only, and the Redhill Group Hospital Management Committee (see -/4/- below), which governed the following hospitals: Crawley and District; Dorking and District; Dorking County and Infectious Diseases; East Surrey at Redhill; Godstone Infectious Diseases at Bletchingley; Horley; Horsham; the Horsham Institution; Oxted and Limpsfield; Redhill County and Infectious Diseases; Reigate Infectious Diseases and Smallfield.
In 1964 these Management Committees were amalgamated to form the Redhill and Netherne Group Hospital Management Committee (see -/3/- below). Hospitals under the management of this committee were Caterham and District; Crawley; Dorking General; East Surrey; Horley and District; Horsham; Netherne; Oxted and Limpsfield; and Redhill General (including Bletchingley and Smallfield).
In 1973 the Surrey Area Health Authority was established and six new health districts created within its area: East Surrey; West Surrey and North-East Hampshire; Mid Surrey; South-West Surrey; North-West Surrey; and North Surrey. For minutes of the Surrey Area Health Authority see section -/1/- below; for minutes of East Surrey District Management Team, see -/2/- below. Surrey Area Health Authority was dissolved and district health authorities established based on old districts in April 1982.