The Historical Hospital Admission Records Project has been in existence since 2001 and is a project to create a database of late nineteenth and early twentieth century admissions to the Hospital for Sick Children, whose extensive archive is still maintained and housed within the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust. This database was completed and made available in 2007 with two other database added in early 2010 – the Evelina Hospital (now part of Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust), whose records are held at the London Metropolitan Archives and the Alexandra Hospital for Children with Hip Disease (records held at the Museum and Archive Department of St Bartholomew’s and the London NHS Trust). The latest database – for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow (held by the hospital) -was completed in September 2010.
In HHARP, you can search by patient name as well as analysing incidence of disease in Victorian and Edwardian London, should you so desire! Access is provided to nearly 120,000 individual admission records between 1852 and 1914……
Searching for the surname HAYHURST, returns just one hit for Frederick Hayhurst aged 5, suffering from pneumonia and treated at the Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Though a search for FIELDER gives nine hits ranging from tubercular hips to ‘scarlet fever & sequela; Albuminuria’:
Further details are available in some cases, if you are a registered user of the site.
Another fascinating site to lose hours over! Sorry folks…. two more to go yet as well!