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Details: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

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Name

 

Present name

Queen Elizabeth Hospital 

Address

Sheriff Hill Gateshead NE9 6SX 

Foundation Year

1948 

Closed

No 

Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Gateshead and District 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

Northern 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

Northern 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

Gateshead 

District Health Authority (1982- )

Gateshead 

Current Trust

Gateshead Health NHS Trust 

Trust From

1998 

County (before 1974)

Durham 

County (1974-1996)

Tyne and Wear 

County (after 1996)

Tyne and Wear 

Status

Pre 1948

Local Authority

Post 1948

NHS

Type

Pre 1948

General

Post 1948

Acute

Other information

In 1936 the Gateshead County Borough Medical Officer of Health submitted a report advising that a new General Hospital for Gateshead was required. Following approval by the Council and the Minister of Health, work began on the new hospital in 1938, on a site adjoining Sheriff Hill Isolation Hospital. However, due to the War, building work was still in progress when the hospital was officially opened in March 1948, although patients had been treated there since 1943. In July 1948 the hospital was taken over by the NHS.

Records can be found at:

notes

  Tyne and Wear Archives Service

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1948 - 1986

   Finance

1970 - 1971

   Ephemera

1948 - 1986

   Pictorial

1973 - 1973

Finding aids

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Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)

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