Welcome to Lothian Health Services Archive

Lady with blood bottle

 

Lothian Health Services Archive holds the historically important local records of NHS hospitals and other health-related material.

We collect, preserve and catalogue these records and promote them to increase understanding of the history of health and for the benefit of all.

Please use this website as a gateway to our collections, the services we provide and the projects we undertake.

Promotional postcard: 'Take care of the one you love'

 

 

Lothian Health Services Archive holds the historically important local records of NHS hospitals and other health-related material.

The significance of Lothian Health Services Archive's Edinburgh and Lothian HIV/AIDS Collections has been recognised by inscription to the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register.

Please see our source list for more information.

Image from a case note

 

In a project funded by the Wellcome Trust, LHSA is developing an online catalogue to the case notes of prominent Scottish neurosurgeon, Norman Dott (1897-1973). The catalogue will help users search over 26,000 records whilst protecting the privacy of individual patients in accordance with relevant legislation and guidance.

For more information click here.

 

Bangour Village Hospital in WW1

Although the majority of personal military medical records were kept by the War Office, LHSA holds rich resources relating to hospital life in the First World War. Along with an almost complete collection of the Craigleith Chronicle, a magazine produced by staff and patients at the Second Scottish General Hospital, Craigleith, images, scrapbooks and personal papers reflect Lothian’s medical home front.

 

Nurses receiving their mail

 

Lothian Health Services Archive holds the historically important local records of NHS hospitals and other health-related material and promotes them to increase understanding of the history of health and for the benefit of all.

Images from our collections, stories uncovered from the records and project updates are available through our social media pages on Flickr, Twitter, Facebook and our blog.