Collection SGH/CN - ST GILES HOSPITAL: Case Notes

Key Information

Reference code





  • 1946-1947 (Creation)

Level of description



1 volume, 1 file

Scope and content

St Giles Hospital case papers, 1946; St Giles Hospital out-patient case notes, 1946-1947, for a named patient suffering from Addison's disease, who was treated at various hospitals and clinics.

System of arrangement

Arranged as above.

General Information

Name of creator

Biographical history

St Giles Hospital was founded as Camberwell Workhouse Infirmary in 1875. In 1913 it became Camberwell Parish Infirmary. In 1929 a Local Government Act transferred the care of Poor Law hospitals to the local County Councils, who were also given responsibility for the sick in their area. London County Council took over the parish of St Giles. In 1948, when the National Health Service Act came into operation, the St Giles Hospital, (as it had become), came under the administrative control of Camberwell Hospital Management Committee, which included St Francis and Dulwich Hospitals. In 1966 St Giles Hospital joined the King's College Teaching Hospital Group. St Giles Hospital case notes were compiled in the conduct of its business.

Custodial history

Transferred from the King's College Hospital Library in 1986.

Conditions governing access

Administrative records are generally closed for 20 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes.

Files containing personal data are closed for 80 years and sensitive personal data for 100 years from the date of the most recent document in the file.

Where open, access is subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

Handlist available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Related materials

King's College London Archives also holds other case notes of the Addison's disease patient are under Dulwich Hospital, 1947-1951, (Ref:GB0100 KCLCA DH/CN/1); case notes of King's College Hospital, 1820-1959, (Ref:GB0100 KCLCA KCH/CN), and Royal Herbert Hospital, 1904-1907, (Ref:GB0100 KCLCA RHW/CN); St Giles Hospital Nursing School records, 1931, 1952-1954 (Ref:GB0100 KCLCA SGH/FP & SGH/F).

Related descriptions

Alternative identifier(s)

Place access points

People and Organisations

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


Archivist's note

Sources: online The National Archives and Wellcome Trust's Hospital Records Database. Compiled by Annabel Dodds.

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