LHB17 East Lothian Hospitals Board of Management

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB17
Title: East Lothian 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: 3 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers

Name of creator(s): East Lothian 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: Alderston Convalescent Home, Haddington; Belhaven Hospital, Dunbar; Dunbar Cottage Hospital; East Fortune Hospital, North Berwick; Edington Cottage Hospital, North Berwick; Haddington Smallpox Hospital; Herdmanflat Hospital, Haddington; Knoll Maternity Hospital, Duns; Polish Convalescent Home, Luftness, Aberlady; Roodlands General Hospital, Haddington; Vert Memorial Hospital, Haddington and Whitchester Cottage Hospital, Duns. From 1948-1957 Herdmanflat Hospital was part of the Rosslynlee and Haddington Mental Hospitals Board of Management, after which it was transferred to the Board of Management of East Lothian Hospitals. In 1955 Knoll Maternity Hospital and Whitchester Cottage Hospital were transferred to the Board of Management of the Borders Hospitals. From 1974-1984, the other 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: Robert Wilson, Administrator, East Lothian Hospitals, October 1983

Scope and Content: Board of Management minutes 1950-1974; Finance Committee minutes 1950-1974; General Purposes Committee minutes 1950-1972; miscellaneous committee minutes 1950-1973; patient statistics 1971-1974; financial records 1948-1950; Scottish Home and Health Department Circulars 1948-1974
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access: Public access to these records is governed by UK data protection legislation, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and the current Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland).
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)

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