LHB49 Edinburgh Healthcare NHS Trust

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB49
Title: Edinburgh Healthcare NHS Trust

Administrative Dates:  2000-2004
Dates of Creation of Material: 1969-2001
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 1.2 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers

Name of creator(s): Edinburgh Healthcare NHS Trust
Administrative History: The Edinburgh Healthcare NHS Trust began operating in April 1994, alongside five other Trusts in Lothian. Hospitals included were the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Gogarburn Hospital, Astley Ainslie Hospital, Corstorphine Hospital, Southfield Hospital and the Northern General Hospital. The Trust was the largest provider of Priority and Community Health Services in Lothian. Services included community nursing and therapy services, adult mental health, adolescent psychiatry, AIDS/HIV and drugs services, rehabilitation medicine, community dental services, family planning and well woman services, breast screening, learning disabilities and care of the elderly services. In March 1999 it was formally closed and was succeeded by the Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust.
Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Ian Ramage, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, April 2003

Scope and Content: Board minutes and papers 1994-1999; related Board papers 1995-2001; administrative material 1997-1998, n.d.; EHNHST printed material 1995-1997; general strategy documents 1993-1995; reports, statistics and strategy documents relating to mental health care in Scotland 1969-1997; papers, reports and publications relating to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital 1965-1993; reference books 1962-1963; information packs, workbooks etc. 1994-1997
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 confidentiality, copyright and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Related Units of Description:
Lothian Health Board (LHB37)
Royal Edinburgh Hospital (LHB7)

Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Rosie McLure 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: June 2005