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TitleHealth Department: Maternity Hospitals
DescriptionSeries relating to the provision of maternity and child health care throughout the Furness area, including Risedale Maternity Hospital, Devonshire Road Hospital, North Lonsdale Hospital and Ethel Hedley Hospital. Papers record the movement of patients including their admission and discharge as well as cases booked, cancelled and transferred. There are further records relating to the recruitment of staff including matrons, midwives and a wartime civil nursing reserve. Some include details about uniforms, rotas, pay and general working conditions. There are several files containing circulars which summarise changes in regulations and legislation.
Extent6 subseries
Access conditionsSome records are closed
Catalogue levelSeries
Subject termsMaternity hospitals
Maternity homes
Child welfare legislation
Maternal and child welfare
Job training
Children Act 1908 c67
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