LHB63 Rosslynlee and Haddington Mental Hospitals Board of Management

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB63

Title: Rosslynlee and Haddington Hospitals Board of Management

Administrative Dates: 1948-1957

Dates of Creation of Material: 1949-1962

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 33 items

Name of creator(s): Rosslynlee and Haddington Hospitals Board of Management

Administrative history: After the creation of the NHS in 1948, each Regional Hospital Board was further divided into local Hospital Boards of Management. Within the Lothian region, the South Eastern Regional Hospital Board appointed the Rosslynlee Mental Hospital Group Board of Management.  It controlled Herdmanflat Hospital (also known as Haddington Hospital) and Rosslynlee Hospital. 

In 1957 this Board of Management was dissolved. Herdmanflat Hospital became part of East Lothian Hospitals Board of Management and Rosslynlee Hospital became part of Royal Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals Board of Management.


Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Acc 08/10 – Tom Arnot, Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Scope and Content: minutes of Board of Management and Committees, 1949-1957; financial records, 1950-1957; staff records, 1950-1962

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: disposal authorised

Accruals: Possibility of further accessions.

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Paper

Finding Aids: Item level catalogue

Related Units of Description:

Rosslynlee Hospital (LHB33)

Herdmanflat Hospital (LHB47)

Archivists’ Notes: Compiled by Alison Scott

Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000

Date(s) of Description: January 2011