LHB32  Eye, Ear and Throat Infirmary of Edinburgh

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB32
Title: Eye Ear and Throat Infirmary of Edinburgh
Dates of Creation of Material: 1914-1947
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 0.5 shelf metres: bound volumes, photographic material

Name of creator(s): Eye Ear and Throat Infirmary of Edinburgh
Administrative History: The Eye Infirmary of Edinburgh was founded in 1834. In 1883 departments for ear, nose and throat cases were added and the name changed to the Eye, Ear and Throat Infirmary of Edinburgh. It 1922 it was amalgamated with the Eye Dispensary which had been founded in 1822. Both institutions were located in Cambridge Street. In 1948 it became part of the Board of Management of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals. It ceased to provide in-patient services a year later and thereafter housed an orthoptic clinic, and artificial eye centre and the school eye service. These services were transferred to the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion when it opened in 1969.
Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Accessioned pre-1980, no details available

Scope and Content: Managers' minutes 1914-1947; annual report 1946-1947; miscellaneous 1938
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:
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (LHB1)
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals Board of Management (LHB2)

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.