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Storthes Hall Hospital Staff Records
Records created for and by hospital staff, particularly nurses. Includes documents concerning nursing shift work, notices and memos, nurses' training materials, recruitment, newsletters, retirements and other staff events, and photographs. Also personal papers kept by nurses including the Fardy family and C M Haigh (née Cynthia Clegg) documenting their careers, which include records of the Festival of Commemoration held when the hospital closed in 1990. These records are subject to access restrictions in line with the Data Protection Act 1998; please contact archives@hud.ac.uk for further details.
  • STH/3/1

    Sick Nurses' Book for Storthes Hall Nursing Staff Item

    1933-1944
    Log of the health complaints of ill nurses and the actions taken in order to make them more comfortable. Treatments and food given were logged. Each nurse had their own separate page and their illnesses were recorded on a daily basis until they recovered. Within this book there is an admission slip from 1921. These records are subject to access restrictions in line with the Data Protection Act 1998; please contact archives@hud.ac.uk for further details.
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  • STH/3/2

    Time Book, Ward 7 Item

    30 Mar 1942-14 Aug 1944
    Entries record when members of staff were on/off on a weekly basis and whether they were working am/pm. Changes are indicated with crossings out and under each week annual leave is noted for the staff that are not working. Shift swaps and staff changes are also noted. Some of these corrections are done by sticking white fabric over the mistake and writing the correction on the fabric. Shifts are recorded in 6 weekly cycles. After every 6 weeks it goes back to week 1. Each week is dated at the top of the page. Sicknesses are noted alongside the names of employees scheduled to be working. These records are subject to access restrictions in line with the Data Protection Act 1998; please contact archives@hud.ac.uk for further details.
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  • STH/3/3

    Time Book, Unknown Ward Item

    1947-20 Jun 1954
    Entries record which employees were working/off on a 7-week rota basis. Am/pm duty is also indicated. Contains a sheet of discharges, admissions and state of meals with nurse signatures both am and pm. These records are subject to access restrictions in line with the Data Protection Act 1998; please contact archives@hud.ac.uk for further details.
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  • STH/3/4

    Time Book, Ward 7 Item

    1954-Oct 1961
    Entries record which employees were working/off on a 7-week rota basis, changing to a 14 week cycle. Am/pm duty is also indicated. These records are subject to access restrictions in line with the Data Protection Act 1998; please contact archives@hud.ac.uk for further details.
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  • STH/3/5

    Time Book, Ward 6A Item

    1962-1969
    Entries record when members of staff were on/off on a weekly basis and whether they were working am/pm. Changes are indicated with crossings out and under each week annual leave is noted for the staff that are not working. Shift swaps and staff changes are also noted by sticking a small piece of paper over the mistake and writing over it. There are a few pages left blank at the back however there is a note to say a new book has been started. This is for Ward 6A. These records are subject to access restrictions in line with the Data Protection Act 1998; please contact archives@hud.ac.uk for further details.
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  • STH/3/6

    Time Book, Ward 6A Item

    1969-1971
    Ward 6A begins in 1969, become less full by 1970 and stop in the first week of 1971. Entries record employees’ shifts am/pm and per week. When staff are in school this is accounted for. In the back of this book are medicine cupboard checks from December 1963 running to July 1965. Inside there is a transfer card for a new patient transferred from Broadmoor in 1957 this is accompanied with a note about the address of his father; and instructions to inform both the medical superintendent and Scotland Yard should anything of significance occur with the patient. These records are subject to access restrictions in line with the Data Protection Act 1998; please contact archives@hud.ac.uk for further details.
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  • STH/3/7

    Time Book, Ward 6A Item

    Apr 1973-Dec 1974
    Larger and more detailed than earlier time books. The layout is horizontal and staff numbers have increased. Entries record staff shifts in a cycle of 14 weeks. These records are subject to access restrictions in line with the Data Protection Act 1998; please contact archives@hud.ac.uk for further details.
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  • STH/3/8

    Storthes Hall Hospital. Notes and Instructions for the Guidance of Nursing Staff. Code of Procedure’. Item

    Jan 1966
    Labelled ‘Nursing Officer copy’. Contains 46 sections on the administrative duties of a nursing officer.
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  • STH/3/9

    Notes of Guidance. Record of Amendments' Item

    1985-1986
    Typescript table with manuscript annotations recording the sections (possibly of the Storthes Hall Nursing Procedures book) to which amendments have been made, the dates they were received and implemented.
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  • STH/3/10

    Notice, ‘Staff – Loss of Personal Property’. Item

    nd [c1960s]
    Notice informing staff of the limits of liability of the Storthes Hospital Management Committee for damage to, or theft of, personal property.
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