LHB42 Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals Unit

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB42
Title: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals Unit

Administrative Dates:  1986-1992
Dates of Creation of Material: 1974-1994
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 2.5 shelf metres: papers

Name of creator(s): Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals Unit
Administrative History: In late 1983 instructions were issued to abolish the district level of management in the Scottish National Health Service. Following on from the recommendations of the Griffiths Report, unit-based management was introduced. Unit general managers were appointed who, in turn, reported to general managers at board level.
These changes were adopted at the hospital, which, following the abolition of South Lothian District of Lothian Health Board, became the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals Unit. Staff and committee titles and functions were gradually transformed during the 1980s.
The unit structure remained in place until the formation of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh NHS Trust in 1994. Over this period the other hospitals included in the Unit at various times were Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion, Elsie Inglis Memorial maternity Hospital, Chalmers Hospital, Edinburgh Dental Hospital, City Hospital, Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital and Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion.
Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 2001

Scope and Content: Hospital Management Group/Unit Management Team Meetings 1984-1992; Unit Management Team Meetings 1987-1990; Site Control Group Minutes 1986-1987; Medical Executive Committee Minutes 1983-1992; General Management Group/Team, Lothian Health Board Minutes 1986-1991; Unit General Managers and Lothian Health Board Director of Operations Minutes 1991-1992; Annual Reports 1974-1994; RIE and Associated Hospitals Information / Newsletter 1984-1994

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:
Lothian Health Board (LHB37)
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (LHB1)
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals Board of Management (LHB2)

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: March 2002; revised September 2002 and June 2007