LHB18  Dunbar Cottage Hospital

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB18
Title: Dunbar Cottage Hospital
Dates of Creation of Material: 1919-1949
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 0.4 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers

Name of creator(s): Dunbar Cottage Hospital
Administrative History: Origins lie in the Battery Hospital, a small World War I military hospital. Subsequently, the building was used to found the Dunbar and District Cottage Hospital which functioned from 1919-1926. Yorke Lodge was then acquired. In 1948 it became part of the Board of Management of East Lothian Hospitals under the South Eastern Hospital Board and changed its name to Dunbar Cottage Hospital. The hospital closed in 1973 when Dunbar's hospital services were centralised at Belhaven Hospital and the building was then used as a holiday home for patients. In 1974 it became 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: Management and administration 1919-1948; patients (bound records) 1927-1949
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:
East Lothian Hospitals Board of Management (LHB17)
North Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB27)

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; last updated August 2009.