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St. Margaret's Hospital (Darlinghurst, N.S.W.) records, 1894-1998

Collection Title
St. Margaret's Hospital (Darlinghurst, N.S.W.) records, 1894-1998
Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
MLMSS 6711/Boxes 1-5, 18-326; MLMSS 6711/Boxes 6X-17X
Date Range
1894 - 1998
St Margaret's Hospital (1894 - 1998)

A. Guides and detailed lists of records of St. Margaret's Hospital, ca.1970-1998
n.d.; Series Registration Forms, being printed forms with ms. entries in large ring binder. Details include: series number, box number, creator, series title, date range, description and accession number. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/1)

ca.1990; 'Procedures for Record Storage at St. Margaret's Hospital December 1990', being typescript procedures manual for control of records created by St. Margaret's Hospital. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/1)
n.d.; 'Register of Record Series and Current Series Registration', being loose sheets in ring binder with ms. entries, including: series number, series title and date range. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/1)
ca.1970-1990; 'Filing Index, 1970s and 1980s', being index of files of St. Margaret's Hospital created between ca. 1970 and ca.1990. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/1)
1992-1998; 'Box List and Accession Register 1992-1998', being loose leaf pages in ring binder with ms. entries including: temporary box list 1992-1998; accession register 1992-1998. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/1)
1987; Guides and related papers, being 'Guide to the Records of St. Margaret's Hospital Archives', compiled by Megan Birch, Mary Duggan and Margaret Murphy, 1987, along with working papers from which the guide was compiled; and 'A Guide to the Records of the School of Midwifery, St. Margaret's Hospital, Darlinghurst', compiled by Margaret Helen Woods, 1987, along with working papers from which the guide was compiled. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/1)

A. Baby Books, 1954-1966
1954-1955; Baby Book, 1/5/1954-31/3/1955. Baby books may include: surname of mother, date of birth and sex of child, identity disc number of child, weight and length of child, head circumference of child and name of doctor. They do not include time of birth. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/2)
1955-1957; Baby Book, 1/4/1955-31/3/1957 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/2)
1957-1959; Baby Book, 1/4/1957-1/11/1959 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/2)
1964-1966; Baby book, 1/6/1964-31/10/1966 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/2)

B. Baptismal Registers, 1959-1967
1959-1967; 'Baptism book, General Labour Ward', 29/12/1959-11/11/1967 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/2)

C. Patient Financial Records, 1957-1964
1957-1964; Patient Financial Records, including accounts rendered, invoices, receipts and some correspondence concerning overdue accounts. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/3)

D. Patient Admission Books, 1910-1950
1910-1916; Patients Admission Book, 1/10/1910-19/8/1916, being the Register of admissions to St. Margaret's Hospital. May include patient's name, age, occupation, place of birth, religion and address, date of admission, treatment details, date of birth and sex of child. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/10X)
1916-1928; Patients Admission Book, 21/7/1916-17/1/1928 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/11X)
1921-1934; Patient Admission Book, 8/2/1921-25/9/1934 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/12X)
1934-1940; Patient Admission Book, 30/6/1934-1/7/1940 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/13X)
1938-1941; Patient Admission Book, 1/7/1938-24/2/1941 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/14X)
1940-1944; Patient Admission Book, 1/7/1940-30/11/1944 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/15X)
1944-1950; Patient Admission Book, 1/12/1944-31/3/1950 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/16X)

1975-1978; Register of Intensive Care Unit, including name of patient, register number, age and diagnosis. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/2)

1977-1985; Scrap book, being an exercise book with photocopies of photographs of babies whose parents attended the Clinic along with correspondence from mothers. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/3)

A. Nursing Ward Report Books, 1958-1969
1958; Nursing Ward Report Book, Fourth Floor Postnatal Ward, 5/3/1958-4/5/1959. Nursing Ward Report Books generally contain daily nursing report of each patient on the ward and are signed by the sister in charge. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/3)
1958; Nursing Ward Report Book, Fourth Floor Postnatal Ward, 7/7/1958-5/9/1958 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/3)
1958; Nursing Ward Report Book, Third Floor Antenatal Ward, 26/6/1958-13/8/1958 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/3)
1961; Nursing Ward Report Book, Second Floor Postnatal Ward, 20/7/1961-4/9/1961 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/3)
1961; Nursing Ward Report Book, Second Floor Postnatal Ward, 5/9/1961-24/10/1961 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/3)
1961; Nursing Ward Report Books, First Floor Postnatal Ward, 25/7/1961-11/9/1961 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/4)
1966; Nursing Ward Report Book, First Floor Postnatal Ward, 20/7/1966-29/8/1966 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/4)
1969; Nursing Ward Report Book, Labour Ward (7th floor), 18/7/1969-30/8/1969

B. Special Care Nursery Admission Registers, 1980-1991
1980-1982; 1985-1986; Special Care Nursery Admission Register, 1985-1986, along with Special Care Nursery Weight Statistics, 1980-1982. Admission registers generally record, date of birth, sex of child, classification, name and address, name of paediatrician, gestation period, type of delivery, diagnosis, whether under observation or intensive care, type of ventilation and date of discharge. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/4)
1986-1987; Special Care Nursery Admission Register, 7/7/1986-30/6/1987 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/4)
1987-1988; Special Care Nursery Admission Register, 1/7/1987-8/11/1988 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/4)
1988-1990; Special Care Nursery Admission Register, 9/11/1988-9/5/1990 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/4)
1990-1991; Special Care Nursery Admission Register, 10/5/1990-7/1/1991 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/5)
1991; Special Care Nursery Admission Register, 1/1/1991-31/12/1991 (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/5)

A. Medical Records, 1944-1962
1944-1954; 1962; Medical Records, being a small sample of miscellaneous medical records of obstetric and paediatric cases including some records of infants with haemolytic disease. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/5)
1955-1962; Medical Records (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/5)

B. Unofficial Baptismal Registers, 1981-1996
1981-1996; Unofficial baptismal register, 5/1/1986-31/8/1996; along with Register of Baptismal Certificates posted to Sacred Heart Church, Darlinghurst, 2/3/1981-27/12/1984; 5/1/1986. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/5)

A. Midwifery Nurse Obstetric Case Books, 1936-1945
1946-1945; Abdominal Examinations, recording student's name and date training commenced, patient's name, department, date of examination, remarks. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/6X)
1937-1941; Obstetric Casebook, recording patient and case details, may including name, age and religion of patient, gestation period, details of labour, sex weight and length of child. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/7X)
1941-1943; Obstetric Casebook Midwives (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/8X)
1939-1944; Midwifery Nurse Obstetric Record, recording student's name, age, address, date of entrance, date of certification, number of cases attended, remarks and signature of student. May also include patient's name, date of confinement and sex of child. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/9X)

VIII. SCRAPBOOKS, ca.1897-ca.1902
ca.1897-ca.1902; Scrapbook of cuttings and photographs of actors, singers and entertainers appearing on Sydney and Melbourne stages. (Call No.: MLMSS 6711/17X)

Textual records, clippings and architectural and technical drawings
326 boxes (66 m)
Restricted: Sensitive Collection – This collection contains confidential or sensitive personal information. Access and copying conditions vary depending on the type of material.
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