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Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

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


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