This series consists of registers of patients admitted to the Northfield Infectious Diseases Hospital, later the Northfield Wards of the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
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Although some very early records relating to children in care in South Australia are open for access, most records relating to children are subject to a 100 year restriction, particularly those which contain personal information about individuals. Written permission must be obtained from the government agency which created the record in order to access restricted material. To obtain permission a Freedom of Information (FOI) request form must be submitted to the relevant government department. State Records staff will be able to assist you with this.
The first volume covers the period 1932 to 1938 and records date of discharge, register number, date and time of admission, name of patient, sex, age, occupation, whether married or single, address of patient and friends, telephone number, religion, doctor referring the patient to the Local Board of Health, medical officer referring patient to the hospital, provisional diagnosis and name of doctor or nurse that admitted patient.
The second volume covers the period 1951 to 1959 and records register number, date and time of admission, name of patient, sex, age, whether married or single, occupation, address, referred by, Local Board of Health area, destination upon discharge, date discharged and duration of stay. Some entries also include final diagnosis.
The location of the registers for the period May 1938 to September 1951 is not known.
Prepared by: Gary George and Karen George
Created: 19 November 2012, Last modified: 9 December 2014