RefNoNHS31
TitleSheffield Area Health Authority (Teaching)
AdminHistorySheffield Area Health Authority (Teaching) (SAHA (T)) was established following the reorganisation of the National Health Service (NHS) in 1974.

After 31 March 1974, Regional Hospital Boards and their Hospital Management Committees (HMCs) and, in Sheffield, the United Sheffield Hospitals, were abolished. New Area Health Authorities (AHAs), responsible to new Regional Health Authorities (RHAs), took over the functions and responsibilities of the HMCs. They also took on the community health functions formerly the remit of local authorities, as well as school health, ambulance services and health education. Local authorities remained responsible only for environmental health and social services.

Within the newly created Trent RHA, SAHA was designated a Teaching Area (T), due to the history of medical education in Sheffield and strong links with the University. The old divisions disappeared between Teaching Hospitals (the former voluntary hospitals) and non-Teaching hospitals (those formerly directed by the Regional Hospital Board). SAHA (T) was divided into three Teaching Districts, the Northern, Central and Southern Districts:

The Northern District Management Team had its administrative headquarters at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. It managed the Northern General Hospital, Grenoside Hospital and Chapeltown Maternity Home, and health centres in Ecclesfield, Hillsborough, Oughtibridge, Stannington and Stocksbridge.

The Central District Management Team had its headquarters at 10 Beech Hill Road, Sheffield. It managed the Royal Hospital, Fulwood Annexe, Jessop Hospital for Women, Children's Hospital, Ryegate Annexe, Thornbury Annexe, Hallamshire Hospital, Winter Street Hospital, Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Weston Park Hospital and Whiteley Wood Clinic; also the Edgar Allen Physical Treatment Centre (day hospital); and Norfolk Park Health Centre.

The Southern District Management Team had its administrative headquarters at Lodge Moor Hospital, Sheffield. It managed the Royal Infirmary, Nether Edge Hospital, Lodge Moor Hospital, Hallwood Hospital, King Edward VII Hospital, Middlewood Hospital, Wharncliffe Hospital, Hollow Meadows Hospital, St Joseph's Hospital (Howard Hill, Sheffield), Scott Road Hostel, Commonside Hostel, Aughton Court Hospital, Hill Top Hostel (Worrall Road, Sheffield), Wales Court Hospital, Thundercliffe Grange Hospital and the Yews Day Hospital (associated with Middlewood Hospital); and health centres at Birley Moor, Greenhill, Jordanthorpe, Beighton, and Westfield (Mosborough).

These three districts became two when the Secretary of State gave approval to SAHA(T)'s proposal to alter its management arrangements onto a two-district basis. The newly constituted Northern District and Southern District Management Teams came into force in June 1978.

After the 'redistricting' exercise', the Northern District (Teaching) was newly constituted, with its first meeting being held on 1 September 1978. The hospitals and other units which it managed were the Northern General Hospital, Grenoside Hospital, Greenacres, Woodcliffe, and Chapeltown ex Maternity Home, Wharncliffe Hospital, Lodge Moor Hospital, Hallwood Hospital and Middlewood Hospital, Hollow Meadows, Commonside Hostel, the Grange (closed in later 1978), Wales Court, Aughton Court, Scott Road Hostel, St Joseph's Hospital, King Edward VII Hospital, Hill Top, Millbrook, Lightwood House, the chest clinic at the Royal Infirmary, the renal dialysis unit at Lodge Moor Hospital and home dialysis unit, the Yews at Worrall (which had opened in October 1958 as a psychiatric day hospital) and Arbourthorne clinic. The five Unit Management Teams which ran the hospitals were: the Northern General; the Lodge Moor/King Edward VII; Mental Illness Services; Mental Handicap Services; and Community Services.

The newly constituted Southern District (Teaching) had its first meeting on 13 September 1978. The hospitals and other units it managed included Nether Edge Hospital, Jessop Hospital for Women, the Royal Infirmary, Fulwood Annexe (later Hospital), Hallamshire Hospital, St George's Hospital, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Thornbury, the Ryegate Annexe, Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Weston Park Hospital, Shirle Hill, the Mass Radiography Unit and the Edgar Allen Physical Treatment Centre.

The simplification of the National Health Service in 1982 brought an end to the existing Area Health Authorities and their district management teams. The AHA tier of management was abolished and the basic unit of health care provision was based on the two former districts which joined to create Sheffield Health Authority.
DescriptionRecords, including items inherited from a predecessor organisation and/or continued by a successor

Northern District (Teaching)
NHS31/1/1 District Management Team minutes, 1974 - 1982
NHS31/1/2 Indexes to minutes, 1975 - 1982

Central District (Teaching)
NHS31/2/1 District Management Team minutes, 1974 - 1978
NHS31/2/2 Administrative Executive Committee minutes, 1978 - 1982
NHS31/2/3 Division of Laboratory Services minutes, 1974 - 1978
NHS31/2/4 Division of Medicine minutes, 1973 - 1981
NHS31/2/5 District Medical Committee minutes, 1974 - 1981
NHS31/2/6 Hospitals Medical Executive Committee minutes, 1973 - 1977
NHS31/2/7 Division of Radiology minutes, 1976 - 1982

Southern District (Teaching)
NHS31/3/1 District Management Team minutes, 1974 - 1982
NHS31/3/2 Administrative Executive Committee minutes, 1978 - 1982
NHS31/3/3 Division of Laboratory Services minutes, 1978 - 1983
NHS31/3/4 District Medical Committee minutes, 1974 - 1978
NHS31/3/5 Ethical Committee minutes, 1974 - 1978
NHS31/3/6 Hospitals Medical Executive Committee minutes, 1978 - 1982
NHS31/3/7 Finance, 1957 - 1983
Date1957 - 1983
Extent25 items
AccessStatusRestricted
AccessConditionsSome items may include information subject to access restrictions under the Data Protection Act, or subject to exemptions from the Freedom of Information Act. For further information please refer to a member of staff.
LevelCollection
RelatedMaterialSheffield Area Health Authority (Teaching) Board Minutes (NHS43)
Sheffield Regional Hospital Board records (NHS27)
United Sheffield Hospitals records (NHS28)
Trent Regional Health Authority records (NHS32)
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