LHB2 Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals Board of Management

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB2
Title: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals Board of Management

Administrative Dates:  1948-1974
Dates of Creation of Material: 1948-1990
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 3.23 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers

Name of creator(s): Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh 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 reorganisation in 1974. The following were included: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion, Queen Mary Maternity Home, Corstorphine Hospital, Beechmount Hospital, Chalmers Hospital (from 1970), Edinburgh Dental Hospital and School, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion (from 1969, incorporating Orthoptic Clinic, School Eye Service and Artificial Eye Fitting Centre, Cambridge Street), Hearing Aid Centre, Cambridge Street, Seamen's Dispensary, Leith, and Child Welfare Clinic, Windsor Street. It became Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals Unit, and subsequently the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh National Health Service Trust and Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Scope and Content: Board of Management minutes 1948-1974; Committee minutes 1948-1974; annual reports 1948-1973, 1989-1990; standing orders and lists of committees 1948-1974; Secretary and Treasurer's files 1962-1964; brochures 1960-1970; Work Studies (S.E. Regional Hospital Board) 1960-1974; Work Studies (various) 1958-1973; Staff Returns and Review Committee papers 1948-1953; Joint Planning Committee papers 1959-1966; Radiological Safety Committee papers 1965-1972; miscellaneous committee papers 1954-1974; staff appointments, establishment, etc 1948-1989; general administration 1949-1972; wards, medical services, patient care, etc 1949-1974; nurse training 1958-1974; periodicals 1954-1974

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:
Catford, Edwin Francis, hospital historian (GD12)
Lothian Health Board (LHB37)
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, June 2007, January 2011