Dublin Clinical Hospitals Standing Committee

Repository: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleDublin Clinical Hospitals Standing Committee
Archive ReferenceIE RCPI/DCHC
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/dublin-clinical-hospitals-standing-committee
Creation Dates1877-1932
Extent Medium1 box


Creator(s): Dublin Clinical Hospitals Standing CommitteeHayes, Richard Atkinson, 1850-1940

  • Administrative History ↴

    The Dublin Clinical Hospitals Standing Committee originated in a meeting at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in 1877 when ten Dublin hospitals (Adelaide Hospital, City of Dublin Hospital, Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital, Jervis Street Hospital, Mater Miscericordiae Hospital, Meath Hospital, Mercer's Hospital, the House of Industry Hospitals, Dr Steevens' Hospital and St. Vincent's Hospital) agreed to a standard fee for students and apprentices in hospitals. Following on from this original meeting a committee was formed in 1880 to agree united action on various topics including fees, the type of courses to be given and how hospitals could advertise. The committee membership expanded over time with the inclusion of the Rotunda Hospital and National Maternity Hospital. The Committee could only meet if the medical board of one of the ten constituent hospitals passed a resolution asking for a meeting to be called to discuss a specific issue. Once a resolution has been made by the Committee, the medical boards of the constituent hospitals had to adopt the resolution, which would only come into force if adopted by a majority of the medical boards. The Committee's business was managed by an appointed secretary. The first secretary was Christopher John Nixon and on his retirement in 1881 he was replaced by Richard Hayes who remained in the post until 1932.
  • Archival History ↴

    The correspondence, collected by Richard Hayes during his time as secretary, was given into the safe keeping of the Registrar of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in 1932, as the College already held the agreements signed by the Committee. At the same time the minute books of the Committee were also deposited with the College, when the collection was catalogued in February 2011 the minute books could not be found, it is possible that they are somewhere else in library or that they have been removed from College.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Dublin Clinical Hospitals Standing CommitteeHayes, Richard Atkinson, 1850-1940 ↴

    The papers of the Dublin Clinical Hospitals Standing Committee collected by Richard Hayes, who was secretary of the committee from 1881 to 1932. The majority of the material is a series of correspondence files covering issues relating to the administration of hospital training for medical students, and subjects to be covered. There is also a small collection of accounts and agreements made by the constituent hospitals of the committee.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    SECTION 1 – Medical Students’ Fee Agreement

    SECTION 2 – Correspondence

    SECTION 3 – Accounts

    SECTION 4 – Memorandums of Agreements

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Access subject to the conditions laid out in the Heritage Centre Access Guidelines
Conditions Governing ReproductionCopying of archive material is subject to the conditions laid out in the Heritage Centre Copying Guidelines
Creation Dates1877-1932
Extent Medium1 box
Finding Aids The collection list is available in the reading room or online Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteHarriet Wheelock
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.IGAD: Irish Guidelines for Archival Description. Dublin: Society of Archivists, Ireland, 2009.National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names. Chippenham: National Council on Archives, 1997.
Date of DescriptionsMar-11