How to look for records of... Hospitals
How can I view the records covered in this guide?
This is a brief guide to help you find records of a hospital. Ministry of Health records held at The National Archives are wide-ranging, although not all records survive. Many records of individual hospitals are held in local archives.
What do I need to know before I start?
The Ministry of Health was created in 1919.
Before the National Health Service was established, provision of healthcare was fragmented with no central control, and voluntary hospitals were charitable institutions.
The National Health Service was established in 1948.