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Nursing and midwifery records

Hospitals A to H

Attleborough

See Wayland Hospital.

Aylsham

See St Michael’s Hospital.

Beccles and District War Memorial Hospital, Suffolk

This hospital was built in 1924.

  • Staff salaries and wages registers, 1944-49 (ACC 2002/256)

Bethel Hospital, Bethel Street, Norwich

Built in 1713 for the care of the mentally ill.

  • Trustees’ meetings minute books, 1724-1895 (BH 9-20)
  • Draft minute book, 1930-37 (BH 1868)
  • Wages books: male attendants and nurses, 1930-49 (BH 1873-1874)
  • Wages books: kitchen/house staff and hospital helps, 1930-37 (BH 1875)
  • Wages books: house staff and hospital helps, 1937-45 (BH 1876)

Bramblewood Sanatorium, Kelling

A privately-run sanatorium for women.

  • Photographs of premises, staff and patients, 1920s-1940s (ACC 2006/340)

Cromer Hospital

Established in 1867, moved to Mill Road site in 1932. From 1948 the Cromer Area Hospital Management Committee included:

  • Beckham House Hospital
  • Cromer District Hospital
  • Fletcher Convalescent Home
  • Home Place Convalescent Home
  • Kelling Sanatorium
  • Kelling Children’s Hospital
  • Longacre Maternity Home
  • North Walsham Cottage Hospital
  • Roughton Isolation Hospital
  • St Michael’s Hospital, Aylsham
  • Wells Cottage Hospital

Records include:

  • Cromer and District Hospital management committee minutes, 1903-39 (ACC 2007/120)
  • Cromer and District Hospital management committee minutes and minutes of subsidiary committees, 1939-48 (ACC 2008/268)
  • Cromer Area Hospital management committee minutes and minutes of subsidiary committees, 1948-54, 1958-59, 1972 (ACC 2008/268)
  • Cromer Area Hospital management committee group no. 10 minutes, 1960-74 (ACC 2000/70)
  • Medical and nursing committee minutes, 1932-46 (ACC 2007/120)
  • Medical staff committee minutes, 1950-82 (ACC 2008/268)
  • Staff working groups minutes, 1958-72 (ACC 2008/268)
  • Nurses’ training register, 1951-78 (ACC 1999/47)
  • Labour and antenatal case notes, 1982-83, 1986-90 (ACC 2009/93)

Cromer

See also Fletcher Convalescent Home.

Drayton Hall Maternity Home

See Norwich Maternity Institution.

Earlham Hall Maternity Home

See Norwich Maternity Institution.

East Dereham Hospital

  • East Dereham house committee minute book, 1949-67 (ACC 2002/256)

Fletcher Convalescent Home, Cromer

Originally part of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

  • Fletcher Convalescent Home committee minutes, 1903-48 (NNH 13/1-5)

See also Cromer Hospital.

Great Yarmouth General Hospital, Deneside

Founded in 1838 and rebuilt in 1888.

  • Norwich, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth (group six) hospital management committee minutes, 1948-74 (ACC 2002/264)
  • Norfolk Area Health Authority (later known as Norwich Health Authority and East Norfolk Health Authority/Commission) minutes, 1973-96 (ACC 2002/264) and 1996-99 (ACC 2002/288)
  • Great Yarmouth house committee minute books, 1948-68 (ACC 2002/256)
  • Minutes of meetings of the honorary medical staff (later the medical committee) of Great Yarmouth General Hospital, 1931-46 and of the medical committee of the combined hospitals of Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, 1947-49 (ACC 2000/264)
  • Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Hospitals’ staff salaries and wages registers, 1948-49 (ACC 2002/256)

Great Yarmouth Isolation Hospital, Estcourt Road

  • Staff salaries and wages registers, 1948-49 (ACC 2002/256)

Great Yarmouth

See also Northgate Hospital.

Hales Hospital, Heckingham

This was formerly Loddon and Clavering Poor Law Union Workhouse.

  • Loddon and Clavering Poor Law Incorporation/Union guardians' minutes, 1767-1836, 1836-1930 (C/GP 12/1-65, 91-139)
  • House committee minutes, 1914-15 (C/GP 12/201)
  • Norfolk County Council Mental Deficiency Acts committee minutes, 1932-48 (C/C 10/370-373)
  • Norfolk County Council Mental Deficiency Acts Heckingham sub-committee minutes, 1932-38 (C/C 10/374)

Heckingham

See Hales Hospital. 

Hellesdon Hospital

This was formerly the Norwich City Asylum. It was founded outside St Augustine’s Gates in 1827 and moved to Hellesdon in 1880.

  • Workhouse, infirmary [including asylum] and visiting committee, 1849-58 (N/TC 3/58-59)
  • Proceedings of committee of visitors to Norwich Infirmary Asylum, 1854-60 (N/S 11/1)#
  • Minutes of special sessions regarding lunacy, 1862-64 (N/S 9/3)
  • Asylum committee minutes, 1863-1931 (N/TC 17/1-11)
  • East Anglian Regional Hospital Board St Andrew’s and Hellesdon Hospitals management committee minutes, 1968-74 (ACC 2010/192)
  • Asylum committee annual reports, 1886-1948 (HH 1/1-6)
  • St Andrew's and Hellesdon Hospitals management committee annual reports, 1965-67 (ACC 2010/152)
  • Superannuation service register, 1880-1915 (HH 2/1)
  • Staff case [ie, record book], 1907-37 (HH 34/1)
  • Officers' service book, 1910-48 (ACC 2010/152)
  • Attendants’ wages book, 1908-10 (HH 15/1)
  • Photographs of nursing staff and patients of Hellesdon Hospital and of nurses at Drayton Lodge Nurses' Home, [1930s] (ACC 2009/96)
  • Certificates of nursing qualifications of Harry Derere and Doreen Edith Derere (nurses at Hellesdon Hospital), 1937-65 (ACC 2008/211)

Hill House, Wicklewood

This was formerly the Forehoe Poor Law Union Workhouse.

  • Forehoe Poor Law Incorporation/Union guardians' minutes, 1780-1837, 1837-1930 (C/GP 8/3-31, 114-152)
  • Norfolk County Council guardians committee no. 5 minutes (including Wicklewood house committee), 1930-48 (C/GC 5/1-8)
  • Attleborough, Wicklewood and Watton house committee minute books, 1948-67 (ACC 2002/256)
  • Service register (officers and servants), 1912-29 (C/GP 8/231)
  • Matron’s report book, 1914-19 (H 1/80)

Hill House, Pulham Market

This was formerly the Depwade Poor Law Union Workhouse.

  • Depwade Poor Law Union guardians' minutes, 1836-1930 (C/GP 3/1-47)
  • House committee minutes, 1903-12 (C/GP 3/188)
  • Norfolk County Council guardians committee no. 12 minutes, 1930-48 (C/GC 12/1-3)
  • House committee minutes, 1930-48 (C/GC 12/4-6)
  • Salaries record, 1931-46 (H 2/86)
  • Nurses’ reports (sick wards), 1941-58 (H 2/143-200)
  • Nurses’ reports (maternity wards), 1937-51 (H 2/201-210)
  • Nurses’ reports (nursery and mentally defective girls), 1941-49 (H 2/212-218)