fonds NHS/YHT - York Hospitals NHS Trust

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York Hospitals NHS Trust


  • [19th century]-2016 (Creation)

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2.02 cubic metres

approx 101 boxes

1230 digital files

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Administrative history

York Hospitals NHS Foundation became York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on 1 August 2010. The addition of 'Teaching' reflected the increasing involvement of the Trust with Hull York Medical School, as well as to other higher and further education establishments in the area.

In April 2011 the Trust took over the management of some community-based services in Selby, York, Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale. This included some community nursing and specialist services as well as Archways in York, St Monica’s in Easingwold, The New Selby War Memorial Hospital, Whitby Hospital and Malton Hospital.

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York Hospitals NHS Trust applied to become an NHS Foundation Trust in 2006. The application was approved by Monitor, the Foundation Trust regulator, and York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was established on 1 April 2007.

In 2010 the Trust became York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as a result of its closer ties with Hull York Medical School.

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In 2003 the main hospital in York changed its name from York District Hospital to York Hospital and became York Hospitals NHS Trust.

Having achieved a 3 star performance rating in 2005, the Trust applied to become a NHS Foundation Trust in 2006. Monitor approved the application and York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust began life on 1 April 2007.

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Administrative history

York Health Authority became a single district Trust in April 1992, known as York Health Services NHS Trust.

The development of the Selby and York Primary Care Trust had major implications for York Health Services NHS Trust, as it had provided secondary care and community services since 1992. Community and mental health services in Selby and York were taken over by the PCT and the function of York Health Services NHS Trust now centered on secondary acute care.

In 2003 the main hospital changed from York District Hospital to York Hospital and became York Hospitals NHS Trust.

Archival history

The minutes and board papers came from the Chief Executive's Office, Bootham Park, York, in 1999. The reports and other official material have also come from the Chief Executive's Office at various dates between 1993 and 1997. The Pulse newsletters have come from various locations within the Trust from 1995 onwards. The deeds to Trust properties came from the Chief Executive's Office and Hempson's solicitors, Harrogate, in 1997.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1995 as part of the transfer of York Health Archives to the Institute from their temporary home at Clifton Hospital. Further additions were made to the archive in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

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Scope and content

Administrative records, comprising Trust Board minutes and papers, 1985-2013; Executive Board minutes and papers, 1995-2013; Policy Development Group papers, 1998-2000; management files and papers, 1989-1991; business plans, 1993-1994; annual reports, 1992-2004; strategic director summaries and summary business plans, 1993-2000; staff newsletters, 1989-[ongoing]; publicity and information material, c.1993-2001; antibiotic policy 1993-1994; scrapbooks of press cuttings, 1993-1998.

Deeds to properties, [19th-20th century]

Human resources records, comprising staff induction video, [late 1990s].

Unlisted material, [1990s]-2016.


Further accruals are expected.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

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  • English

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Includes a VHS video tape and digital material. Access to audiovisual and digital records may be restricted due to technical requirements, please contact the Borthwick Institute for more information.

Finding aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute. This was made in 2000 and may not include material received after this date.

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GB 193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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  • English



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