York B Group Hospital Management Committee

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York B Group Hospital Management Committee

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Dates of existence

1948-1974

History

York ‘B’ Group Hospital Management Committee was created in 1948 as part of the new National Health Service (NHS). Under the NHS, hospitals were to be managed by hospital management committees under regional hospital boards. York and its surrounding area came under Leeds Regional Hospital Board, local teaching facilities being based in Leeds. Two hospital management committees (HMCs) served the York area: York 'A' and Tadcaster HMC and York 'B' HMC.

York 'B' Hospital Management Committee managed a group of mental health and mental handicap hospitals comprising Clifton Hospital near York, formerly the North Riding Mental Hospital, with its annexe East Ayton Lodge near Scarborough; Whixley Colony near Cattal, a mental deficiency colony formerly run by a Joint Board representing the County Boroughs of Hull, Leeds, Halifax, and York; and Claypenny Colony at Easingwold, a mental deficiency colony formerly run by the North Riding County Council.

The headquarters of York 'B' Group was at Clifton Hospital. The secretary to the hospital management committee was the chief officer and in 1948 he also fulfilled the function of supplies officer, while the deputy secretary to the group was also the finance officer. Clifton Hospital was in the charge of a physician superintendent, and Claypenny and Whixley Colonies also had their separate superintendents.

Four standing subcommittees were established in 1948: Finance and General Purposes Subcommittee; Supplies Subcommittee; Farms (later Farms and Gardens) Subcommittee; and the Medical Advisory Subcommittee. In addition, two house committees were established, one to cover Whixley Colony and one for Claypenny Colony. The house committees not only oversaw the detailed and minor arrangements at the colonies, but also, more importantly, reviewed applications up to 1959 when the Mental Health Act made this work redundant.

After 1951, when three mental subnormality hostels at Bubwith, Ripon and Tadcaster were added to the group, a new Hostels Subcommittee was established. A Works and Engineering Subcommittee was also introduced in April 1953. In 1958-9 the Farms and Gardens and the Works and Engineering Subcommittees were combined to form the Estates Subcommittee. In 1966 Rawcliffe Hall Hospital at Goole joined the Group and a new house committee was set up to oversee the hospital.

Other subcommittees were set up to meet specific needs: for example, a Nursing Education Subcommittee was set up in December 1958, later followed by a Procedures Subcommittee. These oversaw the new nursing syllabus which was introduced at Clifton nurse training school in 1959. Another committee was set up with York 'A' Group in 1951: this Joint Liaison Committee oversaw the arrangements through which York 'A' Group made use of Clifton Hospital laundry. Joint consultative staffs committees for each hospital oversaw staff matters.

From 1 April 1968 the size of the hospital management committee was reduced to 20, and to 18 by 1970. From June 1968 the existing house committees were abolished. In place of house committees two liaison members were established for each of the main hospitals and their annexes. House visitors were also reorganised into four groups.

In addition a new standing subcommittee was established: the Medical and Allied Services Subcommittee (replacing the Medical Advisory Subcommittee) which acted in an advisory capacity over all matters relating to patients' treatment. From 1968, therefore, there were three standing subcommittees: Finance and General Purposes, Medical and Allied Services, and Estates.

York B Group HMC was abolished in 1974 as part of a reorganisation of the NHS which replaced hospital management committees. It was replaced by the North Yorkshire Area Health Authority.

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Related entity

York A Group Hospital Management Committee (1948-1974)

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associative

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Moorlands Hospital, Haxby (1940-1989)

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Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Moorlands Hospital, Haxby is controlled by York B Group Hospital Management Committee

Dates of the relationship

1955 - 1974

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Claypenny Hospital (1934-1993)

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Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Claypenny Hospital is controlled by York B Group Hospital Management Committee

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Bubwith Hostel (c.1945-1981)

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Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Bubwith Hostel is controlled by York B Group Hospital Management Committee

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Description of relationship

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Clifton Hospital (1847-1994)

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Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Clifton Hospital is controlled by York B Group Hospital Management Committee

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Rawcliffe Hall Hospital (c.1921-1994)

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hierarchical

Type of relationship

Rawcliffe Hall Hospital is controlled by York B Group Hospital Management Committee

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East Ayton Lodge (1947-1978)

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hierarchical

Type of relationship

East Ayton Lodge is controlled by York B Group Hospital Management Committee

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Tadcaster Hostel (c.1945-1987)

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Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Tadcaster Hostel is controlled by York B Group Hospital Management Committee

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Whixley Hospital (1916-1993)

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hierarchical

Type of relationship

Whixley Hospital is controlled by York B Group Hospital Management Committee

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Ripon Hostel (c.1945-1987)

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hierarchical

Type of relationship

Ripon Hostel is controlled by York B Group Hospital Management Committee

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North Yorkshire Area Health Authority (1974-1982)

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temporal

Type of relationship

North Yorkshire Area Health Authority is the successor of York B Group Hospital Management Committee

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GB 193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Sources

K. A. Webb, 'From County Hospital to NHS Trust: The history and archives of NHS hospitals, services and management in York, 1740-2000' (York, 2001)

Maintenance notes

Created by Sally-Anne Shearn, July 2015.
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