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Sully Hospital records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DHSU

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Sully Hospital records

Short Title: Sully Hospital records

Creation date(s): 1931-1993

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1.44 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Sully Hospital; King Edward VII Welsh National Memorial Association


Administrative/Biographical 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 & apos;. 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. In 1993 the hospital switched to a speciality in residential psychiatric care until its final closure as an NHS Trust facility in 2001. In the last few years the building, which is protected by a Grade II listing, has been converted into individual luxury apartments.


Scope and content/abstract: 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


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by deposit and date

Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals maybe restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Glamorgan Archives policy.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: The patient files have been sampled

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by the Medical Records Section, Llandough Hospital Trust, 1990-1996.



Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids.

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2005

Hospitals | Wales | Sully

Personal names

Corporate names
Sully Hospital

Sully (Wales)

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