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ReferenceBTHOS 5
Alternative ref.BT/HOS/I
TitleBarrow and District Hospital Management Committee, Manchester Regional Hospital Board
Extent24 volumes and 1 box
ContextThe Barrow and District Hospital Management Committee was established by the foundation of the National Health Service which created various tiers of responsibility.
Administrative control of hospitals were vested with Regional Hospital Boards and then within each region by Hospital Management Committees. Thus in the Furness area of Lancashire the Regional Board was based in Manchester with the Barrow and District Hospital Management Committee as the local administration unit for hospitals within the area from 1948 to 1974. These hospitals included North Lonsdale Hospital, Roose Hospital and Risedale Maternity Hospital, Devonshire Road Hospital all situated in or near Barrow-in-Furness, with High Carley Infectious Hospital, Stanley Hospital and the Ulverston and District Cottage Hospital all situated in or around Ulverston.
For records and information on administrative control of health services see the papers of the Cumbria Area Health Authority (BTCAHA) and also the South Cumbria Health Authority (BTSCHA).
The administration of health services within the Borough of Barrow were provided by Barrow Borough Council under the Health Department, where the Medical Officer of Health was based (see BA/H).
In 1974 the National Health Service was completely restructured, with Regional Health Authorities taking on the role of both the Regional Hospital Boards and the County Council Health Committees. Each region was subdivided into District Health Authorities and so the Barrow and District Hospital Management Committee and the Divisional Health Committee number 1 of Lancashire County Council joined to become the Cumbria Area Health Authority (see BTCAHA).
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