LHB30  Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB30
Title: Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital
Dates of Creation of Material: 1926-1990s
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 25.25 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers


Name of creator(s): Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital
Administrative History: The PMR was the first purely orthopaedic hospital in Scotland planned as a centre for the treatment of crippled children in South East Scotland. Funded by appeal it opened in 1932 and was known as the Edinburgh Hospital for Crippled Children. In 1934 it was renamed the Princess Margaret Rose Hospital to Crippled Children. The word "crippled" was dropped in 1937 and it acquired its final name in 1957 as progressively more adult cases were being treated. Special training for nurses in orthopaedics began in 1941. In 1948 it was part of the Board of Management for Edinburgh Central Hospitals and then the Board of Management of the Royal Victoria & Associated Hospitals. It became part of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh National Health Service Trust Hospital in 1994 and Lothian University Hospital NHS Trust in 1999. The PMR closed in January 2002, and its patients were the first to be transferred to the New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France.
Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Admin Office, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, August 1984 and Linda Fisher, Administrator, Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital, February 1985


Scope and Content: Management 1926-1948; administration 1929-1982; finance 1927-1973; patients (bound and unbound records) 1933-1990s
Accruals: Further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class


Conditions Governing Access: Access is subject to the terms of the NHS Records Management Code of Practice 2010, the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Related Units of Description:
Edinburgh Central Hospitals Board of Management (LHB29)
Edinburgh Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals Board of Management (LHB10)
Penicillin, wartime distribution to civilians in Edinburgh (GD1/74)
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (LHB1)
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Samaritan Society (GD2)
South Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB28)

Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children (LHB5/43)
Publication Note:
MacNicol, Malcolm (ed). Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital 1932-1982 [Edinburgh]: [The Hospital], [1982]


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 August 2009, January 2011