LHB29 Edinburgh Central Hospitals Board of Management

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB29
Title: Edinburgh Central Hospitals Board of Management

Administrative Dates:  1948-1970
Dates of Creation of Material: 1941-1980
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 7 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers

Name of creator(s): Edinburgh Central 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. The following were included: Chalmers Hospital; Edinburgh Foot Clinic and School of Chiropody; Edinburgh Orthopaedic Clinic; Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. It was disbanded in 1970. Chalmers was transferred to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals; The Royal Hospital for Sick Children was transferred to the Board of Management of Edinburgh Northern Hospitals. The Princess Margaret Rose and the Foot and Orthopaedic clinics were transferred to the Board of Management of the Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals. From 1974-1984 these hospitals formed part of the South Lothian District of Lothian Health Board.
Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Administration Office, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, August 1984

Scope and Content: Board of Management and committees minutes 1948-1970; Chalmers Hospital files 1948-1970; Royal Hospital for Sick Children files 1947-1962; Edinburgh Foot Clinic files 1968-1969; Secretary's correspondence files 1948-1980; financial records 1941-1971
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)
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; updated September 2002, June 2007, January 2011