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National Library of Wales
Welsh Hospital Board papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WELARD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Welsh Hospital Board Papers

Short Title: Welsh Hospital Board papers

Creation date(s): 1951-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.172 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Welsh Hospital Board


Administrative/Biographical history: The Welsh Hospital Board was formed as one of the regional hospital boards established in 1948, under the National Health Service Act 1946, as the Welsh Regional Hospital Board, to administer hospital and specialist services. The board was responsible to the Welsh Board of Health, and was associated with the Welsh National School of Medicine at Cardiff. From May 1961, the Welsh Regional Hospital Board usually omitted the word 'Regional', and in 1964, the name was changed to Welsh Hospital Board. The Board was abolished in April 1974, and its functions were assumed by the Secretary of State for Wales, acting through the Welsh Office, providing area health authorities with central policy guidance, and determined national policy, co-ordinated area plans, and allocated resources between areas.


Scope and content/abstract: Press-cuttings relating to Welsh Hospital Board, 1951-1974.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arrnaged into subject files.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1984, p. 61, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The Board accumulated a collection of press-cuttings realting to its work.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the Welsh Office, per Mr Alan Jarvis, Departmental Records Officer, May 1984.


Related material: The records of the Welsh Hospital Board, are TNA, BD18. Further papers of the Board are West Glamorgan Record Office, D/D WHB and D/D Z 1974.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used for the preparation of the description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1984; PROCAT website (, viewed 30 April 2003; West Glamorgan Archive Service website (, viewed 23 September 2003.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003; amended August 2005

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Health boards | Wales
Health services administration | Wales
Welsh Hospital Board | Public relations

Personal names

Corporate names
Welsh Hospital Board
Welsh Regional Hospital Board


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