TitleSheffield No 2 Hospital Management Committee
AdminHistoryConstituted at the establishment of the National Health Service (NHS) under the National Health Service Act, 1946, Sheffield No 2 Hospital Management Committee (HMC) was one of thirty HMCs of the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board, four of which covered Sheffield itself.

Sheffield No 2 HMC had its headquarters at Middlewood Hospital. It was responsible for the administration of a number of Sheffield hospitals and hostels mainly for patients with mental deficiencies or mental illness: Aston Hall Institution (later Aughton Court), Aston; Girls' Hostel, Scott Road (later Scott Road Hostel), Sheffield; Thundercliffe Grange, Kimberworth; Grenoside Institution (and Annexe), later Hospital; Hollow Meadows Institution; Wharncliffe Emergency Hospital; 'Wadsley Mental Hospital' later Middlewood Hospital; Wales Court MD Institution, Kiveton; and Woodhouse Girls' Hostel.

Later additions were: from 1957 the Yews at Worrall, Oughtibridge, adapted to provide a psychiatric day hospital in association with Middlewood Hospital; from 1959 Commonside Hostel, a former hospital adapted in 1958/59 as a hostel for working male mental defectives; and from 1972/73 St Joseph's Hospital.

Following reorganisation of the National Health Service in 1974, HMCs were abolished on 31 March 1974. New Area Health Authorities, responsible to new Regional Health Authorities, took over the functions and responsibilities of the HMCs as well as the public health functions of local authorities. Sheffield Area Health Authority and Trent Regional Health Authority were legally established as from 1 April 1974.
Description Management Committee
NHS36/1/1 Minutes, 1948 - 1974
NHS36/1/2 Register of documents, 1951 - 1983

NHS36/2/1 Farms and Gardens Committee, 1955 - 1956
NHS36/2/2 Finance and General Purposes Committee, 1955 - 1974
NHS36/2/3 Middlewood and Wharncliffe Hospitals House Committee, 1966 - 1969
NHS36/2/4 Peripheral Hospitals House Committee, 1966 - 1969
NHS36/2/5 Supplies Committee, 1955 - 1956
NHS36/2/6 Works and Estates Committe, 1955 - 1974
NHS36/2/7 Duplicate minutes, 1955 - 1957

NHS36/3/1 Quarterly returns, 1956 - 1965
NHS36/3/2 Schedules of patients, 1960 - 1965
NHS36/3/3 Correspondence, 1958 - 1961
Date1948 - 1983
Extent26 items
AccessConditionsInformation in patient records is subject to access restrictions under the Data Protection Act, or may be subject to exemptions from the Freedom of Information Act. For further information please refer to a member of staff.
RelatedMaterialSheffield Regional Hospital Board records, 1947 - 1974 (NHS27)
Hospital Management Committee Group Secretaries, minutes, 1952 - 1974 (NHS27, formerly SY291/H1)
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