27th May



Board of Management Minutes: Jan 1902 – Dec 1907 NHNN/A/4/6

A letter from the Director General of the Army Medical Service enquiring whether the Board would receive (at a moderate charge) for treatment, maintenance, etc. discharged soldiers who may be suffering from an incurable form of paralysis or epilepsy, and, if so, how many beds would be left apart for such cases. It was agreed to reply, on the recommendation of the Medical Committee that the Board regret that the rules of the Hospital preclude their admitting incurable cases and to point out that, under the present regulations of the Hospital, many soldiers have recently been treated here.


Medical Committee Minutes May 1943 – Dec 1947 NHNN/A/9/4

Radiographer’s Post

It was agreed (1) to recommend to the Board that a radiographer should be on the staff of the office of the Hospital, (2) that the duties of the radiographer should be decided by the Secretary in consultation with the Radiologist and should not include nursing duties, (3) that the radiographer if living out should receive £300 per annum with annual increments of £10 up to £350, and (4) that Miss Hamilton be recommended for the post.

Visit of Professor Sarsikov

It was agreed that Professor Sarkisov be invited to visit the Hospital and to meet all members of the Medical Committee along with representatives of the Board.

On This Day is a diary of the ups and downs of everyday life in the Hospital, covering the years 1859-1946.

Extracts are taken from the archives, including: staff records, reports of the Matron and the Lady Superintendent, and minutes of the Board of Management and the Medical Committee. They were compiled with the help of Janet Townsend, Frankie Alves, Louise Shepherd and Michael Clark.