LHB21  Roodlands General Hospital

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB21
Title: Roodlands General Hospital
Dates of Creation of Material: 1949-1973
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 0.35 shelf metres: bound volumes

Name of creator(s): Roodlands General Hospital
Administrative History: Originally the infectious diseases hospital for the western district of the County of East Lothian and known as the Combination Hospital, Haddington. With the reorganisation of local authority health services in 1930, all East Lothian cases of infectious disease were treated there. Its name was changed to the County Infectious Diseases Hospital. In 1948 it became part of the Board of Management of East Lothian Hospitals under the South Eastern Regional Hospital Board. Its use then changed and it became known as Roodlands General Hospital. 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: Register of admissions and discharges 1950-1966; register of operations 1954-1965; case books 1949-1950; ward registers 1952-1973
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.