Lothian Hospital Histories

Vert Memorial Hospital

The Vert Memorial Hospital, Haddington, was founded in 1929 by John Vert of Pendleton, Oregon, as a gift to his native town. Between 1935 and 1940 a maternity section was added consisting of six beds and by the time the hospital transferred to the National Health Service in 1948 its bed complement had increased to 22.

From 1948 to 1974 the hospital formed part of East Lothian Hospitals Board of Management and was used as a maternity hospital. On the reorganisation of the National Health Service in 1974 the hospital became part of North Lothian District of Lothian Health Board and ceased to be a maternity hospital. It finally served as an annexe to the nearby Herdmanflat Hospital.

Vert Memorial Hospital records