LHB38 South Eastern Regional Hospital Board Scotland

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB38
Title: South Eastern Regional Hospital Board Scotland

Administrative Dates:  1948-1974
Dates of Creation of Material: 1946-1994
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 9 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers

Name of creator(s): South Eastern Regional Hospital Board Scotland
Administrative History: Five Regional Hospital Boards were founded as a result of the NHS (Scotland) Act of 1947 and made responsible for hospital boards of management in their respective Scottish areas. The South Eastern Regional Hospital Board covered over ninety hospitals and institutions from Fife to the Borders which had a total of over 13,000 beds until it was superseded by Lothian Health Board in 1974. In the Lothian area the boards of management included; Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Northern Hospitals, Central Hospitals, Southern Hospitals, Royal Victoria Hospitals, Convalescent Hospitals, Royal Edinburgh, Gogarburn Hospital, East Lothian, Rosslynlee and West Lothian.
Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Works Dept

Scope and Content: Management and administration 1946-1994; finance 1956-1974; patients (unbound records) 1950s
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:
Most of the hospital records held by the archive relate to the SERHB for the period of its existence. But see especially:
Catford, Edwin Francis, hospital historian (GD12)

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