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Accessing hospital records for 1943.

benny1982

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Hi

My great, great grandmother Mary Ann Katherine Coombs died on the 8th September 1943 in the Archway Hospital in Holloway, North London aged 79.

I have a funny feeling that the patients records are still with the hospital which is now the Whittington Hospital as they are not at the London Metropolitan Archives. There is the chance they may not have survived either :(

However she died of arteriosclerosis and cerebral thrombosis (Stroke) but I dont think I would be allowed to view her records as they are less than 100 years old.

One thing I would like to access is her admission records to find out how long she was in hospital before she died, whether she had a stroke at home and was rushed there or she was already in hospital when she suffered a stroke and died.

Ben
 
Hi

My great, great grandmother Mary Ann Katherine Coombs died on the 8th September 1943 in the Archway Hospital in Holloway, North London aged 79.

I have a funny feeling that the patients records are still with the hospital which is now the Whittington Hospital as they are not at the London Metropolitan Archives. There is the chance they may not have survived either :(

However she died of arteriosclerosis and cerebral thrombosis (Stroke) but I dont think I would be allowed to view her records as they are less than 100 years old.

One thing I would like to access is her admission records to find out how long she was in hospital before she died, whether she had a stroke at home and was rushed there or she was already in hospital when she suffered a stroke and died.

Ben

Hi Ben

A lot of hospitals destroy their records after a certain period of time but if you are lucky and know what hospital she was in, write to the archives for that hospital and see if you are lucky enough that they may have some info they will share with you. Have the hospital name, her date of birth and death, address at time of death if you know it and the dates you are interested in. I got my grandmothers admission date, weight of baby, *** of baby, names of the family for contact my grandmother had given them and discharge date. Ask direct questions when you contact them and it they have her records they will answer the questions that they can. They wouldnt tell me anything to do with medical history becasue of the 100 year closure. Good luck

gibbo
 
Hi Gibbo

Her patients records including medical notes and such may have been destroyed but I could be in with a chance if the hospital admission and discharge registers survive. That would answer my query as to how long she was in hospital for. I have her death certificate and all that which is handy.

Ben
 
Hi Gibbo

Her patients records including medical notes and such may have been destroyed but I could be in with a chance if the hospital admission and discharge registers survive. That would answer my query as to how long she was in hospital for. I have her death certificate and all that which is handy.

Ben

Hey Ben
They should give you that info at least if they have it. I just found the more info i gave them the more they seemed to give me. Maybe what i gave them helped with them finding the records?? I got info on my grandmother from Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire and another area i was interested in had nothing at all. i contacted the hospital that was listed as to where she died wanting info on my grandmothers death and all they had was the date she had been taken there, which was the day she died. Good luck and cross the fingers the hospital the records still.

gibbo
 
Now here is a question.
Does the 100 year rule apply to family members, I have a sneeky feeling that it doesn't.?? I'm not sure though.
But proving you are a rellie Ben, should be easy.:)

Steve.:)
 
Now here is a question.
Does the 100 year rule apply to family members, I have a sneeky feeling that it doesn't.?? I'm not sure though.
But proving you are a rellie Ben, should be easy.:)

Steve.:)

Hi Steve

I hope so. I can prove descent in 1 minute. Mary AK is on my maternal line. My mums, mums, mums mum.

Ben
 
Now here is a question.
Does the 100 year rule apply to family members, I have a sneeky feeling that it doesn't.?? I'm not sure though.
But proving you are a rellie Ben, should be easy.:)

Steve.:)

hi Steve
I think the 100 year rule applies to everyone regardless how you are related. I inquired about hubbys great grandmother records just this week and all they would tell me was her admission date and cause of death as the 100 year rule applied on her medical records. If i remember rightly reading a while back that the only way you can get them before the 100 year is if a medical professional such as your doctor etc applies for them on the grounds he needs them for interest in your health. I will have a look later and see if i can find the article again and if i can i will put it on the forum.

gibbo
 
Hi Leefer

Archway Hospital was named as such in about 1930 then by the 1950s I think it was known as the Archway Wing of the Whittington Hospital. I am sure they will tell me when she was admitted in 1943.

Ben
 
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