LHB43 Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh NHS Trust

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB43
Title: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh NHS Trust

Administrative Dates:  1994-2000
Dates of Creation of Material: 1994-1999
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 4.5 shelf metres: papers

Name of creator(s): Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh NHS Trust
Administrative History: After the publication of the "Working for Patients" white paper in 1989, the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh NHS Trust was founded in February 1994, to take its place alongside five others in Lothian. On 31 March 1999 it was formally closed in order to create Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust. As well as the Royal Infirmary, other hospitals included Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion, Chalmers Hospital, Edinburgh Dental Hospital / Institute, 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: Board Minutes, 1994-1999; Board Papers, 1994-1999; Extraordinary Board Meetings Papers, 1997; Board "Away Day" Papers, 1997; General Purposes Committee Minutes, 1998-1999; Audit Committee Minutes and Papers, 1994-1996; Lothian Health Council and Trust Board Liaison Meetings Minutes and Papers, 1994-1996; Endowment Fund Trustees Minutes and Papers, 1996-1997; Annual reports and Accounts, 1994-1999; RIE NHS Trust Newsline, 1994-1999
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)

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