Document ReferenceUhh
TitleRecords of Highbury Hospital, Nottingham, 1871-1969 and 1999-2009
Extent51 vols
AbstractPrincipal document types present include; patient registers, minutes, reports
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 HistoryHighbury Hospital had its origins in the provisions of the 1837 Poor Law Act and was, for its first eighty years, the infirmary of the Basford Union Workhouse. These origins led it to specialise in particular types of disability and for a considerable time it functioned both as a hospital for mental and geriatric patients and as a general hospital staffed by specialists from Nottingham General Hospital providing surgery and midwifery services. In 1970, the hospital had 312 beds: 188 for acute medical, surgical, maternity and gynaecological patients and 124 beds for patients with learning disabilities. Highbury Hospital continues to provide health care services on the site of Highbury Road, Bulwell, Nottingham.
Custodial HistoryThe records were transferred to the University from the Nottinghamshire Area Health Authority (Teaching) South Nottingham District in April 1976 and April 1979.
DescriptionThe records consist primarily of registers of the admission and discharge of patients (1895-1950). There are also registers of persons of unsound mind detained in the institution (1914-1947) and registers of sick, maternity and mental patients (1911-1950). Registers of births (1871-1947) and of deaths (1871-1948) are also present, as is a delivery ward register (1916-1942). In addition to these patient registers, the records include minutes of the Group House Committee (1957-1969) and half-yearly reports of the Medical Officer (1932-1948).

Records dealing with the Basford Union as an administrative unit were transferred to Nottinghamshire Archives Office. (These include some records of a medical nature, notably vaccination registers.) The records held at the University relate only to the admissions, discharges and treatment of patients while in Highbury Hospital.
MgtGroupHealth records
ArrangementThe records are arranged by form: minutes, patient registers, reports.
TermHospitals - England - Nottinghamshire
Older people - Medical care
Older people - Mental health
Mental health services
Mentally ill - Medical care
Maternal health services
Hospitals - Administration
Medical care
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue, 14 pp At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Typescript Catalogue, 7 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: Catalogue available through the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online 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; Manuscripts and Special Collections: Uh, Nh, Uhc, Uhe, Uhf, Uhg, Uhne, Uhw, Uht.
Clinical and patient records are held at Nottinghamshire Archives.
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1210Nottingham Highbury Hospital
NA1211Basford Poor Law Union Infirmary
NA1193Nottinghamshire Area Health Authority; Teaching; South Nottingham District
NA1210Nottingham Highbury Hospital
NA1211Basford Poor Law Union Infirmary
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