Document ReferenceUhe
TitleRecords of Nottingham Eye Hospital, 1860-1978
Extent4 boxes and 33 volumes
AbstractPrincipal document types present include; minutes, casualty records, photographs, visitors' books, newspaper cuttings.
Access ConditionsParts of the collection are accessible to all readers but access to patient and clinical records under 100 years old is restricted under current Data Protection legislation, and other records may also be restricted under the Data Protection Act or other legislation. Please see our Access Policy or contact us for further advice.
Admin HistoryAn Eye Dispensary was first established in Nottingham on Park Row in 1859. In 1866 it moved to 56 St. James' Street and its title changed to The Nottingham and Midland Eye Infirmary. As the volume of work increased, these premises became inadequate and, in 1912, a purpose-built Eye Hospital was opened on the Ropewalk. In 1959, the Infirmary's title again changed to The Nottingham Eye Hospital.

For a time, from 1978, eye casualty services were divided between the Ropewalk and the new University Hospital, but all eye services were eventually transferred to the latter in 1982, the Ropewalk building becoming the headquarters of the Nottinghamshire Family Practitioner Committee.
Custodial HistoryThe University first acquired records from the Eye Hospital in 1975. Further accruals were received at various times up to 1992.
DescriptionThe papers from the Eye Hospital include minutes of the House and General Committee (1860-1969) and of the Joint Committee of the Midland Eye Infirmary and Nottingham General Hospital Group (1951-1969). Other administrative papers include annual accounts (1924-1947), correspondence and legal papers (1921-1947), and annual reports (1867 and 1911-1946). Visitors' books are present (1912-1968), as are a series of photographs (1912-1948) and a volume of newspaper cuttings (1937-1949).

Few patient records have survived, but the collection includes casualty record books (1949-1975) and a register listing surgeons and the special payments received (c.1948-1950).
MgtGroupHealth records
ArrangementThe papers are listed chronologically within series arranged by form; e.g. minutes, operations books.
TermHospitals - England - Nottinghamshire
Eye - Surgery
Operations, Surgical
Surgeons - England - Nottinghamshire
Medical care
Hospitals - Administration
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue 26 pp At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Typescript Catalogue 4 pp [Please note that the catalogue at King's Meadow Campus, and the online version on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, is more up to date] Online: Available on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections. This catalogue includes more recent accruals than the typescript catalogue.
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialOther Nottingham hospital collections held at The University of Nottingham; Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections: Nh, Uh, Uhc, Uhf, Uhg, Uhh, Uhne, Uhw, Uht.
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1203Nottingham Eye Hospital
NA1204Nottingham and Midland Eye Infirmary
NA1204Nottingham and Midland Eye Infirmary
NA1203Nottingham Eye Hospital
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