LHB35  Astley Ainslie Hospital

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB35
Title: Astley Ainslie Hospital
Dates of Creation of Material: 1876-1983
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 5.75 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers


Name of creator(s): Astley Ainslie Hospital
Administrative History: The hospital arose from the residue of the estate of David Ainslie of Costerton, Midlothian who died in 1900. It was opened in 1923 and called the Astley Ainslie Institution and was specifically for the relief of convalescents from the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. From being a convalescent hospital it became a leading rehabilitation centre and also a training school for occupational therapists. In 1948 it came under the South Eastern Regional Hospital Board and was later linked with Edenhall Hospital, Musselburgh under the Board of Management of Edinburgh Convalescent Hospitals. In 1974 it became part of the South Lothian District of Lothian Health Board. In 1986 it became part of the United Hospitals Unit.
Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Astley Ainslie Hospital, October 1988


Scope and Content: Management and administration 1876-1983; patients (bound records) 1931-1975

Accruals: Further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class


Conditions Governing Access: Access is subject to the terms of 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:
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Samaritan Society (GD2)
South Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB28)
Publication Note:
Smith, Charles J. Between the streamlet and the town: a brief history of the Astley Ainslie Hospital Edinburgh: Astley Ainslie Hospital, 1989


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