This series comprises a volume that records patients admitted to the Northfield Consumptive Home, later the Morris Hospital.
A Research Centre Members card, obtainable at the Archives, is required to research records held at State Records.
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.
Information recorded for each patient varies slightly but may include date of admission, admission number, name, address, next of kin, phone number, age, religion, place of birth, length of residence in South Australia, occupation, doctor recommending treatment, duration of illness, where transferred from if previously hospitalised elsewhere, and date of discharge or death.
There is an alphabetical index at the front of the volume.
Patient admission numbers are preceded by the letter 'B' for cancer patients and the letter 'C' for tuberculosis patients.
Prepared by: Gary George and Karen George
Created: 20 November 2012, Last modified: 9 December 2014