Hospital Annual Reports & Rules Online

A number of historic annual reports and rules published by hospitals and infirmaries are available online. Some annual reports contained extracts of the rules. Click on the year to access a particular document (opens in a new window).

For annual reports, the year is the period covered by the report, not the year of publication

All the documents are open access except those marked ^ which can be seen via Historical Texts (this requires an institutional subscription or Wellcome Library membership).

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Hospital / infirmary Annual reports Rules / statutes
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge 1766^ ; 1769-70^

1770-71^ ; 1772-73^ ; 1774-75^ ; 1777-78^ ; 1778-79^

1780-81^ ; 1781-82^ ; 1782-83^ ; 1783-84^ ; 1784-85^ ; 1785-86^ ; 1786-87^ ; 1787-88^ ; 1788-89^ ; 1789-90^

1790-91^ ; 1791-92^ ; 1792-93^ ; 1793-94^ ; 1794-95^ ; 1797-98^ ; 1798-99^

1805-06

1778
Birkenhead Borough Hospital 1864
Birmingham General Hospital 1820
Bradford Royal Infirmary 1905
Bristol (Royal) Infirmary 1841 1870
Essex & Colchester General Hospital 1822
Gloucester General Infirmary 1780^
Kent & Canterbury Hospital 1795^ 1793
Kent County Ophthalmic Hospital 1865
Leicester Infirmary 1772-73^ 1871
Lincoln County Hospital 1846 1769 ; 1846
Liverpool (Royal) Infirmary 1785
Manchester (Royal) Infirmary 1787
Margate Sea Bathing Infirmary 1768
Middlesex Hospital 1752-53
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London (originally the London Infirmary for Curing Diseases of the Eye, and later the London Ophthalmic Infirmary) 1807-081808-09 ; 1819 ; 1820 ; 1822 ; 1831-32 ; 18551872
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Durham & Northumberland Infirmary 1801
Norfolk & Norwich Hospital 1786
Northampton County Hospital 1765-66^ ; 1780-81^ ; 1782-83^
Nottingham General Hospital 1781
Queen’s Hospital, Birmingham c. 1840
Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford 1788
Royal Brompton Hospital (formerly the Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest) 1841-42
Royal Chest Hospital, London (formerly the Infirmary for Asthma, Consumption & Other Diseases of the Lungs) 18181822 ; 1823 ; 1824 ; 1827
Royal Free Hospital for the Destitute Sick, London 1856
Royal London Hospital (formerly the London Hospital for the Reception and Relief of Sick and Wounded Seamen, Manufacturers, Labourers, Women and Children) 1854
St. Thomas’s Hospital, London 1861-65 1900
Salisbury Infirmary 1767-68^ 1768 ; 1827
Salop (Shropshire) Infirmary 1746 ; 1792
Sheffield General Hospital 1813
Sheffield Royal Hospital (formerly Sheffield Public Hospital & Dispensary) 1860
Sunderland Royal Infirmary 1824
Sussex County Hospital 1828
University College Hospital, London (formerly Northern London Hospital) 1835
Westminster Hospital, London 1759 ; 1827
Westminster Lying-in Hospital, London 1793 ; 1802 ; 1818