The collection consists of reports and monographs on the location, construction and administration of hospitals in Northern Ireland covering the period 1948 to 1974. Items include reports from The Northern Ireland Hospitals Authority, Hospital Management Committees, research organisations and central government. The archive constitutes the nucleus of the Northern Ireland Hospitals Authority library which passed to The Queens University of Belfast at the Authority's demise in 1973. Queens University Medical Library continue to maintain an archive of material related to health and social services provision in Northern Ireland.
The collection provides a unique record of the development of hospital and health services in Northern Ireland post NHS inception up to and including hospital and health services reorganisation in 1973.
The Archive consists of approximately 300 monographs, 600 annual reports and 80 files of circulars
Northern Ireland Hospitals Authority Library card catalogue