LHB39  East Fortune Hospital

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB39
Title: East Fortune Hospital
Dates of Creation of Material: 1922-1979
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 2.9 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers

Name of creator(s): East Fortune Hospital
Administrative History: Tuberculosis sanatorium for the south east of Scotland founded in 1922 when a World War I naval airship station at Drem East Lothian was converted into a hospital. For the duration of World War II the patients were accommodated in a hutted annexe at Bangour Hospital. East Fortune Hospital became part of the Board of Management of East Lothian Hospitals in 1948. In 1956 as tuberculosis patients began to decrease in number, mentally handicapped children were admitted, followed by adults three years later. The hospital became part of the North Lothian District of Lothian Health Board in 1974 and was closed in 1997 following the transfer of patients to Roodlands Hospital in Haddington.
Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: East Fortune Hospital, January 1991

Scope and Content: Administration 1941-1957; patients (bound and unbound records) 1922-1979; photographs c1930
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:
East Lothian Hospitals Board of Management (LHB17)
North Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB27)

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