TitleWeston Park Hospital, Sheffield
AdminHistoryWeston Park Hospital was opened in April 1970. It has its origins in the Sheffield Radium Committee which administered the Sheffield Radium Fund (established 1914), which in turn was superseded by the Radium Centre in 1930 and subsequently by the Sheffield National Centre for Radiotherapy in 1945.

New premises for a cancer treatment hospital were planned before World War II, originally as part of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, but it was not until 1965 that the foundation stone for the hospital and the J. G. Graves Institute of Radiotherapy was laid. It was built at a cost of £2.25 million, and had accommodation for 118 patients with an additional 28 low dependency beds. The hospital absorbed the Sheffield National Centre for Radiotherapy, whose in-patients were transferred to the new hospital on 13 April 1970.
One of only three purpose-built specialist cancer hospitals in the UK, it provides a full range of non-surgical cancer treatments, both chemotherapy and radiotherapy, to the populations of South Yorkshire, north Nottinghamshire and north Derbyshire. In 1995 it was designated as a cancer centre, providing as it did more specialist facilities for complex conditions; neighbouring district hospitals were designated as cancer units.

Weston Park Hospital was managed by Sheffield No 3 Hospital Management Committee of Sheffield Regional Hospital Board until the National Health Service (NHS) reorganisations of 1974. Thereafter it was administered by the Southern (Teaching) District of Sheffield Area Health Authority (Teaching) within the newly created Trent Regional Health Authority.
Simplifying changes in the NHS in 1982 resulted in Weston Park Hospital being managed by the new Sheffield Health Authority, and that continued until November 1991 when the hospital was established as a NHS Trust, enabling it to manage its own accommodation and services, including the management of its teaching and research facilities. On 1 April 1999 Weston Park Hospital NHS Trust merged with the Central Sheffield University Hospitals NHS Trust and in April 2001 that merged with the Northern General Hospital NHS Trust to create the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which was granted Foundation status on 1 July 2004.
Weston Park Hospital is divided into two directorates, Chemotherapy Services and Radiation Service, managed by separate teams and led by clinical directors.
Description Patients 1970 - 1991
NHS10/1/1 Admission registers, 1971 - 1988
NHS10/1/2 Indexes to admissions and discharges, 1988 - 1989
NHS10/1/3 Nominal registers of patients, 1970 - 1991
NHS10/1/4 KX 10 Therapy registers, 1970 - 1984
NHS10/1/5 Waiting list treatment registers, 1970 - 1986
NHS10/1/6 Simulator registers, 1970 - 1985
NHS10/1/7 LA 12 radiotherapy treatment registers, 1970 - 1990
NHS10/1/8 LA 13 radiotherapy treatment registers, 1970 - 1986
NHS10/1/9 Siemens I [SR I] radiotherapy treatment registers, 1970
NHS10/1/10 Siemens II [SR II] radiotherapy treatment registers, 1970
NHS10/1/11 Siemens 18 [SR 18] radiotherapy treatment registers, 1970 - 1984
NHS10/1/12 Siemens 20 [SR 20] radiotherapy treatment registers, 1970 - 1985
NHS10/1/13 Mobaltron radiotherapy treatment registers, 1970 - 1988
NHS10/1/14 Cobaltron radiotherapy treatment registers, 1971 - 1982
NHS10/1/15 Pantak superficial ledgers, 1985
Date1970 - 1991
Extent293 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.
RelatedMaterialRecords of Sheffield Radium Committee, 1914 - 1931; Sheffield Radium Centre, 1930 - 1945; Sheffield National Centre for Radiotherapy, 1945 - 1970 (NHS25)
Papers relating to mass radiography, 1970-1972 (LD2325/10)
Records of Sheffield No 3 Hospital Management Committee (NHS37: formerly SY298/H1-9, SY641/H1-8)
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