LHB40  Bangour General Hospital

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB40
Title: Bangour General Hospital
Dates of Creation of Material: 1939-1990s
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 5.3 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers


Name of creator(s): Bangour General Hospital
Administrative History: Bangour General Hospital was built during the Second World War as an annexe to Bangour Village Hospital for Mental Diseases and was run by the Department of Health for Scotland under the Emergency Hospitals Scheme. When the demand for beds to treat war-time casualties did not materialise, accommodation was made available to a neuro-surgical unit working in conjunction with the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Tuberculosis patients also began to be admitted, and facilities to treat plastic and facio-maxillary surgery and thoracic surgery were established. In 1974 it was decided to build a new general hospital for West Lothian at Livingston, and in 1989 services began to be transferred there. Bangour General Hospital closed in the early 1990s.
Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Jim Eunson, West Lothian NHS Trust


Scope and Content: Patients (bound records) 1957-1988; patients (unbound records) 1939-1948; buildings 1951-1967; photographs 1960s-1990s
Accruals: 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:
Levin, Ernst, medical practitioner (GD8)
Penicillin, wartime distribution to civilians (GD1/74)
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (LHB1)
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Samaritan Society (GD2)
Publication Note:
Hendrie, W.F. and MacLeod, D.A.D. The Bangour story: a history of Bangour Village and General Hospitals Edinburgh: Mercat Press, 1992


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