LHB10 Edinburgh Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals Board of Management

Collection Summary


Reference Code: GB239 LHB10
Title: Edinburgh Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals Board of Management

Administrative Dates:  1948-1974
Dates of Creation of Material: 1948-1987
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 1.5 shelf metres: papers


Name of creator(s): Edinburgh Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals Board of Management
Administrative History: Set up as a result of the NHS (Scotland) Act of 1947 under the control of the South Eastern Regional Hospital Board and operated until the reorganisation of the NHS in 1974. The following were included: City Hospital; Loanhead Hospital; Royal Victoria Hospital; Southfield Hospital and Royal Victoria Dispensary for Diseases of the Chest. From 1974-1984, the Royal Victoria was part of the North Lothian District of Lothian Health Board. The other hospitals were part of the South Lothian District of Lothian Health Board.
Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Miss Seddon, Astley Ainslie Hospital, Canaan Park, December 1982


Scope and Content: Board of Management and committee minutes 1948-1974; endowments, trusts, and Comforts Funds minutes 1954-1974; correspondence files 1963; seal; financial papers 1949-1972; Royal Victoria Centenary Material c1987; Pamphlets etc relating to Tuberculosis 1906-1982
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class


Conditions Governing Access: Access is subject to the terms of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Related Units of Description:
Lothian Health Board (LHB37)
North Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB27)
South Eastern Regional Hospital Board (LHB38)
South Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB28)

Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists
Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000
Date(s) of Description: May 2000; revised August 2002 and June 2007