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Reference DHSU
Covering dates 1931-1993
Held by Glamorgan Record Office
Extent 1.44 cubic metres
Conditions of access Items containing information on named individuals maybe restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Glamorgan Record Office policy.
Records containing details of patients (DHSU 6 - 10) are closed for 100 years.
Conditions of copying Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply
Accruals Accruals are possible
Source of acquisition Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by the Medical Records Section, Llandough Hospital Trust, 1990-1996.
Accession nos 1990/132 and 1995/70
Appraisal information The patient files have been sampled
Creators Sully Hospital, Glamorgan, Wales
Arrangement Arranged by deposit and date
Supplementary information A handlist is available at the Glamorgan Record Office

Administrative history:
The King Edward VII Welsh National Memorial Association, established for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis, opened Sully Hospital in November 1936. The stated purpose of this hospital, with its 300 beds, was 'for the intensive investigation of observation cases and for the treatment by modern methods of chronic and advanced pulmonary disease'. In the Second World War, as the demand for beds increased, non-TB cases were admitted and the hospital thereafter developed to cover the treatment of chest and heart patients. During the 1950s and 1960s, Sully Hospital would have been classed as a modern chest hospital with full medical and surgical services. An active Friends of Sully Hospital group was established in 1952. This organisation helped to fund many extra facilities for staff and patients, one example being the swimming pool.
In the early 1970s, lung and heart surgery transferred to Llandough Hospital and the Heath Hospital; operative surgery ceased at Sully in 1972. Wards for the elderly and for the mentally ill were opened, but services have since been gradually wound down and in 1996 the hospital is now threatened with closure.

Contents:
Records of Sully Hospital/King Edward VII Welsh National Memorial Fund/Welsh Regional Hospital Board including minutes and reports, 1932-1960; correspondence files, 1931-1973; printed material, c1933-1968; admission and discharge registers, 1955-1993; patient case files, 1937-1967



Minutes and reports  DHSU/1  [n.d.]

Minutes and reports of Welsh National Memorial Fund, Sully Hospital Committee  DHSU/1/1-9  1932-1948

9 bundles

Contents:
1932-35
1935
1936-37
1938-39
1940-41
1942-43
1944-45
1946-48
1947-48 (General Purposes Committee)

Annual reports, 1936-44, 1960  DHSU/1/10  1936-1960

1 bundle

King Edward VII Welsh National Memorial Fund/Welsh Regional Hospital Board  DHSU/2  [n.d.]

Circulars  DHSU/2/1  1936-49

1 bundle

Estimates  DHSU/2/2  1936-46

1 bundle

Statistics showing deaths from TB in Wales  DHSU/2/3  1935-36 and 1939-40

4 files

Reports of Consultant Adviser on TB services  DHSU/2/4  1955-56

2 files

Papers re Committee of Enquiry by the Ministry of Health into the Anti-Tuberculosis Service in Wales  DHSU/2/5  1937-39

1 bundle

Deeds relating to land at Sully  DHSU/2/6  1914-40

1 envelope

Contents:
Photocopies

Correspondence files  DHSU/3,4  [n.d.]

File containing correspondence with: Architects' commissioned to design and build Sully Hospital (Pite, Son and Fairweather, London)  DHSU/3/1/1-4  1932-48

4 bundles

File containing correspondence with: Engineers involved with construction of Sully Hospital (Plevin and Jenkins, Cardiff)  DHSU/3/2/1-8  1932-37

8 bundles

File containing correspondence with: Barry Urban District Council re gas, electricity and water supplies  DHSU/3/3  1933-41

1 bundle

File containing correspondence with: Cardiff Rural District Council re condition of roads leading to Sully Hospital  DHSU/3/4  1937-44

1 bundle

File containing correspondence with: South Wales Electric Supply Company re supply of electricity  DHSU/3/5  1935-40

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Aga cookers  DHSU/4/1  1935-36

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Architectural competition to design Sully Hospital  DHSU/4/2  1931-33

2 bundles

File containing correspondence relating to: Cadoxton Court, concerning offer of an land which was later withdrawn  DHSU/4/3  1935-36

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Camouflage  DHSU/4/4  1941-46

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Dental equipment  DHSU/4/5  1936-41

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Emergency Medical Services  DHSU/4/6  1940-45

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Entertainment  DHSU/4/7  1936-58

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Fire-fighting equipment  DHSU/4/8  1935-41

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Food supplies and dietary information  DHSU/4/9  1936-46

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Friends of Sully Hospital  DHSU/4/10  1952

1 envelope

File containing correspondence relating to: Hayes Farm land  DHSU/4/11  1934-48

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: History of Sully Hospital and notes concerning tuberculosis in Wales, notes  DHSU/4/12  1970s

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Hospital furniture and equipment, general  DHSU/4/13/1-5  1933-37

5 bundles

File containing correspondence relating to: Hospital furniture, bedside lockers, bedsteads, cots, mattresses and screens  DHSU/4/13/6-7  1934-39

2 bundles

File containing correspondence relating to: Hospital equipment for operating theatre, x-ray and dark room  DHSU/4/13/8-9  1935-39, 1956

2 bundles

File containing correspondence relating to: Hospital furniture and equipment for Llandough Hospital  DHSU/4/13/10  1932-46

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Layout and maintenance of hospital grounds  DHSU/4/14  1932-37

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Library  DHSU/4/15  1937-43

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Official opening of Sully Hospital by HRH The Duke of Kent  DHSU/4/16  November 1936

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Publicity, including various booklets for or about children being admitted to hospital, views of Sully Hospital and newscuttings and photographs of the staff swimming pool  DHSU/4/17  1936-67

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Rating assessment  DHSU/4/18  1935-38

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Regulations for patients and staff  DHSU/4/19  1935-65

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Religious services  DHSU/4/20  1936-40

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: 'Sully Concept', papers relating to the documentary film made at Sully Hospital concerning the treatment of Primary Tuberculosis  DHSU/4/21/1-2  1955-73

2 bundles

File containing correspondence relating to: Transport arrangements  DHSU/4/22  1935-42

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Visitors to Sully Hospital  DHSU/4/23  1934-42

1 bundle

File containing correspondence relating to: Wireless installation  DHSU/4/24  1935-36

1 bundle

Printed material  [no ref. or date]

Brochure with illustrations commemorating the visit of HRH The Duke of Kent to open Sully Hospital  DHSU/5/1  6 November 1936

1 booklet

Report on Sully Hospital by the Welsh National Memorial Association, including illustrations and layout plan  DHSU/5/2  September 1937

1 booklet

Booklet concerning the King Edward VII Welsh National Memorial Association which was established to work for the prevention, treatment and abolition of tuberculosis  DHSU/5/3  undated, c1933

1 booklet

Advice on the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, issued by the Welsh National Memorial Association  DHSU/5/4  undated, c 1940

1 booklet

Booklet publicising the work of the charity Tenovus  DHSU/5/5  undated, c 1968

1 booklet

Medical records - various  [no ref. or date]

Correspondence concerning cases in Sully Hospital  DHSU/6/1-2  1936-42

2 bundles

Correspondence relating to cases in other Welsh hospitals  DHSU/6/3-6  1936-42

4 bundles

Medical notes concerning patients in Sully Hospital  DHSU/6/7-8  1938-49

2 bundles

Medical records - Admission and Discharge registers  [no ref. or date]

Admission registers  DHSU/7/1-6  1955-1990

8 volumes

Contents:
1955-62
1962-68
1968-74
1974-82
1982-87
1987-90

Discharge registers  DHSU/8/1-4  1957-1990

4 volumes

Contents:
1957-83
1967-77
1977-87
1987-90

Admission and discharge register  DHSU/9  1965-66

1 volume

Ward admission and infection register  DHSU/10  1992-93

1 volume

Additional deposit, Medical records - patient case files  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: These records are closed for 100 years.

Contents:
Due to the considerable bulk of the patient files for Sully Hospital, complete retention has not been an option. A decision was made to take a representative sample of these records.
Three different series of patient case files were generated between the years 1937 and 1967 (date when the sample ends). A series of records was started presumably in 1936 when the hospital opened. This first series begins here at number 434; earlier case notes are missing. In 1941 an Emergency Medical Services Centre opened at Sully Hospital to treat war casualties and a new series of files relates to these cases. In 1954 a new numbering system was established to cover all patients admitted to the hospital and this continues to 1967.
Earlier case files have been kept intact. The first series of records runs to 1946 (on microfilm) and from that date to 1954 a sample has been taken. The EMS files have been retained to 1947 and have then been sampled to 1954. There are gaps in these two samples where files have not survived. A representative sample has then been taken of the third series of case files. Each file ending with the digit 01 and 51 has been selected. For a full explanation of sampling procedures used, see depositors file.

Patient case files, main series, nos 434-3650 [complete]  DHSU/11/1-23  1937-46

23 microfilms; 16mm

Patient case files, main series, nos 660-6055 [sample]  DHSU/12/1-13  1937-54

13 envelopes

Patient case files, Emergency Medical Services Centre (later Thoracic Centre), nos 19-692 [complete]  DHSU/13  1941-47

7 boxes

Patient case files, nos 00001-19951 [sample]  DHSU/14  1954-67

14 boxes

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