LHB34  Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Incurables

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB34
Title: Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Incurables
Dates of Creation of Material: 1874-1970
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 0.6 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers


Name of creator(s): Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Incurables
Administrative History: In 1874 the Edinburgh Association for Incurables was founded. It received a Royal Charter in 1903. In February 1875 Longmore Hospital opened and a second hospital followed at Liberton in 1906. The two hospitals together were known as the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Incurables. In 1948 they became part of the Board of Management of Edinburgh Southern Hospitals. Longmore Hospital is now closed.
Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Malcolm Wright, Administrator, Longmore Hospital, March 1985


Scope and Content: Management 1875-1951; administration 1874-1970; patients (bound records) c1918-1962
Accruals: No 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 Southern Hospitals Board of Management (LHB9)
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Samaritan Society (GD2)
South Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB28)
Sweenie, Elizabeth, nurse (GD1/41)
Williamson, Edith Winchester Hindmarsh, nurse (GD1/40)

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