Name:

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Type:
Archive
Address:
Archive Service, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust Great Ormond Street
London London WC1N 3JH
United Kingdom
Contact:
Mr. Nicholas Baldwin, Archivist
Telephone:
020 7405 9200 Ext.5920
Telephone:
44 020 7405 9200 ext:5920
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Abstract:

Archives of the Hospital for Sick Children(now Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust),founded 1852,and its former 'Country Branches', Cromwell House, Highgate, London(1869-1914)and Tadworth Court, Surrey(1927-83).Also records of properties on the Hospital site from 1702 onwards. The archives are open to researchers BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT ONLY(0930-1700 Mondays-Fridays;desk capacity for 2 users) at Barclay House,37 Queen Square, London WC1. Access to records of staff and patients may be restricted under UK/European Union Data Protection/Freedom of Information legislation. A summary on-line catalogue can be found on the 'AIM25' website of research institutions' archives in Greater London ( ),listed as 'Great Ormond Street Hospital Archives'. Also available on-line is a database of the Hospital's patient admissions from 1852-1921(anonymised until over 100 years old) with accompanying historical background information and parallel data on other children's hospitals in London and Glasgow(); registration with our co-hosts the University of Kingston is necessary to access the full contents, but is free of charge).

Holdings:

Archive comprises 280 linear metres, including administrative records(committees, premises, staff, financial, fundraising, legal, 'subject files')1852-1998;patient admission records(1852-1960); casenotes,1852-1938; personal papers of clinical & nursing staff,1852-1990; press cuttings,1852-1964;photographic archive(3000 images). Medical library of the Hospital's principal founder, Dr. Charles West(1816-98);250 volumes.

Subject Strengths:
History of Hospitals; History of Medical Education; History of Medicine; History of Nursing; History of Pediatrics; History of Women in Medicine; History of the Practice of Medicine; Local History
Last Updated:
12 Jul 2018