LHB22  Vert Memorial Hospital

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB22
Title: Vert Memorial Hospital
Dates of Creation of Material: 1944-1979
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 2 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers

Name of creator(s): Vert Memorial Hospital
Administrative History: Founded in 1929 by John Vert of Pendleton, Oregon as a gift to his native town. Between 1935 and 1940 a maternity section was added. In 1948 it became part of the Board of Management of East Lothian Hospitals under the South Eastern Regional Hospital Board. In 1974, it became part of the North Lothian District of Lothian Health Board when it ceased to be a maternity hospital. Finally it served as an annexe to Herdmanflat Hospital for psycho-geriatric patients, before closing in December 1990.
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: Administration 1942-1974; patients (bound records) 1944-1979
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)
Herdmanflat Hospital (in LHB17)

Herdmanflat Hospital (LHB47)
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.