RefNoNHS28
TitleThe United Sheffield Hospitals and related organisations
AdminHistoryThe United Sheffield Hospitals (USH) was established under the National Health Service Act, 1946 (in force 5 July 1948) to administer the group of former voluntary hospitals in Sheffield: the Royal Infirmary, Royal Hospital, Jessop Hospital for Women, Sheffield Children's Hospital and the Edgar Allen Physiotherapy Centre. It was managed by a Board of Governors appointed by the Minister of Health.

As further hospitals were built the USH also managed the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Wellesley Road (opened in 1953), and the New Teaching Hospital Out-Patients Department, Glossop Road (opened in 1961, later becoming the Royal Hallamshire Hospital). There was also the Woofindin Rehabilitation Centre, converted into the Whiteley Wood Psychiatric Clinic in 1957-1958, using USH funds and a grant from the Ministry of Health.

The USH also oversaw the School of Nursing, established in 1944 by the four Voluntary Hospitals; the School of Orthoptics, established in 1951; the School of Physiotherapy, established in 1949; and the School of Radiography, established by the merged Royal Sheffield Infirmary and Hospital in 1941.

The USH was abolished at the reorganisation of the NHS in 1974 when Sheffield Area Health Authority (Teaching) was established as one of the health areas within the new Trent Regional Health Authority.
DescriptionRecords including those of related organisations:

Board of Governors
NHS28/1/1 Minutes, 1948 - 1952
NHS28/1/2 Annual reports, 1948 - 1974
NHS28/1/3 Board papers, 1950 - 1968

Committees and Sub-committees
NHS28/2/1 Establishment Committee, 1948 - 1967
NHS28/2/2 Finance Committee and Administrative Committee, 1948 - 1952
NHS28/2/3 Finance and General Purposes Committee, 1971 - 1974
NHS28/2/4 Grounds and Gardens Sub-committee, 1948 - 1966
NHS28/2/5 Special Committees, 1950 - 1973
NHS28/2/6 Anaesthetic Services Sub-committee, 1958 - 1964
NHS28/2/7 Cortisone Committee, 1951 - 1954
NHS28/2/8 Laboratory Service Sub-committee, 1949 - 1974
NHS28/2/9 Medical Advisory / Medical Committee, 1948 - 1973

Chaplaincy
NHS28/3/1 Chaplain's reports, 1922 - 1950
NHS28/3/2 Registers of baptisms, 1960 - 1986
NHS28/3/3 Register of confirmations, 1959 - 1969
NHS28/3/4 Registers of services, 1960 - 1997

Land and Buildings
NHS28/4/1 Norton Hospital Estate, 1924 - 1950
NHS28/4/2 Tenders, 1960 - 1973
NHS28/4/3 Development, 1965 - 1981

Finance
NHS28/5/1 Cash books, 1944 - 1953
NHS28/5/2 Annual accounts, 1962 - 1967
NHS28/5/3 Talbot Cuff Convalescent Fund, 1949 - 1954

School of Nursing
NHS28/6/1 Minutes, 1943 - 1951

School of Orthoptics
NHS28/7/1 Minutes, 1941 - 1977

School of Physiotherapy
NHS28/8/1 Minutes, 1948 - 1964
NHS28/8/2 Students' agreements, 1949 - 1962
NHS28/8/3 Mounted photographs, 1949 - 1975
NHS28/8/4 Loose photographs, 1949 - 1956
NHS28/8/5 Photograph albums, 1950 - 1959

School of Radiography
NHS28/9/1 Minutes, 1941 - 1976

Sheffield Voluntary Hospitals
NHS28/10/1 Standing Committee, 1924 - 1942
NHS28/10/2 Staff Club, 1935 - 1939
NHS28/10/3 National Insurance Act, 1911 - 1912
NHS28/10/4 Royal Sheffield Infirmary and Hospital, 1938 - 1940

Sheffield Joint Consultative and Advisory Hospitals Council
NHS28/11/1 Constitution, 1925
NHS28/11/2 Minutes, 1925 - 1929
NHS28/11/3 Reports, 1938 - 1939
NHS28/11/4 Finance, 1924 - 1925
NHS28/11/5 Agreements, 1922

Sheffield and District Association of Hospital Contributors
NHS28/12/1 Minutes, 1924 - 1929

Sheffield Hospital Sunday Fund
NHS28/13/1 Minutes, 1897 - 1919
NHS28/13/2 Administrative papers, 1912 - 1964

Million Pound Appeal Fund
NHS28/14/1 Administrative papers, 1938 - 1971
NHS28/14/2 Finance, 1937 - 1974

Other records (unlisted):

(Acc. 2010/77)
United Sheffield Hospitals accounts ledger, Jul 1948 - Mar 1956 .
Date1897 - 1997
Extent323 items
AccessStatusOpen
LevelCollection
RelatedMaterialMinutes of the Board of Governors of the United Sheffield Hospitals, 1953 - 1960 (X55/5/1)
Copy minutes of the Board of Governors, 1969 - 1971 (NHS12/1/5/1)
Copy committee minutes, 1969 - 1971 (NHS12/1/5/2)
Copy correspondence, 1957 - 1970 (NHS12/1/5/3)
Chaplain's report book, 1910 - 1921 (NHS17/5/5/1)
Papers of Albert Ballard as chairman of United Sheffield Hospitals, 1948 - 1963 (ABC16-18)
Sheffield Area National Hospital Service Reserve Committee minutes, 1956 - 1968 (NHS27/8/1)
Sheffield Voluntary Hospitals: brochure about the Million Pound Appeal, c. 1937 (SY679/Z1/1)
Sheffield Voluntary Hospitals, minutes, 1930 - 1945 (CA201)
Sheffield Voluntary Hospitals' Million Pound Appeal Fund accounts, 1951 - 1954 (SY614/K73/68)
Sheffield Hospitals Council: Penny in the Pound Scheme reports, 1926, 1938 (SY454/Z3/1-2)
Sheffield Hospitals Council circular and poster relating to contributions after introduction of National Health Service, 1948 (SY381/Z1)
Mayor's papers about Sheffield Hospitals Council, Christmas visiting, etc, 1939 - 1948 (CA665/12)
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