LHB5/5A  Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB5, LHB5A
Title: Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children
Dates of Creation of Material: 1859-1992
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 31.5 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers


Name of creator(s): Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children
Administrative History: Opened in 1860 as Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children, and received Royal patronage in 1863. It was originally situated in the Lauriston Lane area then moved to current building in Sciennes Road designed by G Washington Brown, 1895. Muirfield Convalescent Home opened in 1909. In 1948 it became part of the Edinburgh Central Hospitals of South Eastern Regional Hospital Board and in 1974-1984, part of South Lothian District of Lothian Health Board. It is now part of Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Royal Hospital for Sick Children


Scope and Content: LHB5: Management 1859-1956; administration 1859-1987; finance 1859-1970; plans and buildings 1861-1958; history and publications 1859-1969; staff 1876-1984; Muirfield Convalescent Home 1897-1954; patients (bound records) 1860-1994; LHB5A: Sick Kids' Appeal 1989-1992
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:
Edinburgh Central Hospitals Board of Management (LHB29)
Guthrie, Douglas, medical historian (GD1/36)
Penicillin, wartime distribution to civilians in Edinburgh (GD1/74)
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Samaritan Society (GD2)
South Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB28)
Publication Note:
Guthrie, Douglas. The Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children 1860-1960 Edinburgh: E and S Livingstone, 1960


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; revised August 2002, June 2007, August 2009, January 2011.