TitleIndexes of patients evacuated
AdminHistoryAfter the outbreak of World War II the Emergency Medical Services took over a significant part of the hospital. Existing patients were accommodated in other wards or were evacuated to the mental hospitals at Wakefield or Storthes Hall. At the end of the war the hospital suffered from overcrowded conditions and more patients were transferred elsewhere.
Section 50 of the Civil Defence Act, 1939, empowered the Minister of Health to make arrangements to secure that, in the event of war, facilities would be available for the treatment in hospital of casualties occurring in Great Britain from hostile attack; to provide that, the arrangements could provide for the removal of persons of unsound mind and mental defectives from the place in which they were being treated or maintained and for their treatment or maintenance elsewhere.
DescriptionIndexes of patients giving name, admission number, date of admission and date and destination of evacuation.
With associated papers, formerly loose inside the register of female evacuations.
Date[1939 - 1947]
Extent3 items
AccessConditionsUnder the Data Protection Act patient records are subject access restrictions. For further information please refer to a member of staff.
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