Reference code(s): GB 0214 DHHA
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Royal Hamadryad Hospital, Cardiff records
Short Title: Royal Hamadryad Hospital, Cardiff records
Creation date(s): 1906-2002
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.3 cubic metres (42 volumes)
Name of creator(s): Royal Hamadryad Hospital, Cardiff
Administrative/Biographical history: The hospital was built to mark the celebration of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee 1897. Cardiff Borough Council chose to mark the event by establishing a permanent building to replace the Hamadryad seamen's hospital ship which had been in operation since 1866 - a building which had outlived its usefulness and considered to be an eyesore. £30,000 was considered necessary to build the hospital of which £5,000 and a site in Ferry were promised by the 3rd Marquess of Bute (died October 1900). the marquess increased his contribution to £10,000 but under his will this finally amounted to £13,500. The remainder was raised from John Cory (£2,000), Morel & Co (£1,000), Cardiff City Football Club (£532 11s 2d) and public subscription. the hospital was designed by E.W.M. Corbett and work was begun in May 1900 by the contractors W. Thomas & Co. The foundation was laid by the 4th Marquess of Bute on 7 August 1900. The hospital was completed in May 1905 providing 54 beds and was equipped with electric lighting and x-ray equipment.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Royal Hamadryad Hospital, Cardiff including admissions registers, 1938-1972; Front Lodge admissions registers, 1963-1970; Ward admissions books, 1959-1965; anaesthetic and operations books, 1949-1969; registers of x-rays, 1950-1972; miscellaneous records relating to medical care and treatment, 1940-1998; miscellaneous administrative records, 1927-1971
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged according to record type and date
Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals may be 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 http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Accruals: Accruals are possible
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by the medical secretary of St Davids Hospital, Cardiff, 2001-2002
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