LHB11 Edinburgh Northern Hospitals Board of Management

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB11
Title: Edinburgh Northern Hospitals Board of Management

Administrative Dates:  1948-1974
Dates of Creation of Material: 1948-1974
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 1 shelf metre: papers


Name of creator(s): Edinburgh Northern 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. Operated until the reorganisation of the NHS in 1974. The following were included: Eastern General Hospital, Leith Hospital, Musselburgh Maternity Hospital, Northern General Hospital, Western General Hospital. From 1974-1984, these hospitals were part of the North Lothian District of Lothian Health Board.
Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Mrs Hewitt, Home Warden, Eastern General Hospital, April 1983


Scope and Content: Board of Management and committee minutes 1948-1974; planning records 1950; Western General Hospital building extensions, plant etc 1953-1969; Eastern General Hospital building, plant etc 1960-1966; Northern General Hospital building, plant etc 1960-1967; Leith Hospital building, plant etc 1959-1966; miscellaneous 1960-1968
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)

Winnie Donaldson, member of Lothian Health Board (GD44)

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