Bangour Village Hospital Architectural Plan_1, LHSA Ref: LHB44


Bangour Village Hospital_ Architectural Plan_2, LHSA Ref: LHB44


Bangour Village Hospital Architectural Plan_3, LHSA Ref: LHB44


Bangour Village Hospital Architectural Plan 4, LHSA Ref: LHB44


Bangour Village Hospital Architectural Plan 5, LHSA REf: LHB44


Welcome to LHSA

Lothian Health Services Archive holds the historically important local records of NHS hospitals and other health-related material. We collect, preserve and catalogue these records and promote them to increase understanding of the history of health and for the benefit of all.

The majority of our collections are made up of paper-based administrative, managerial and clinical records, however, we also collect private papers, photographs and objects relating to the history of healthcare.

More information about LHSA

LHSA collections

We hold a variety of different types of collections which have come from different hospitals, organisations and individuals.

How to search our collections

Source Lists

LHSA catalogues

Our fully catalogued collections are catalogued to ISAD(G) standard, but at present only top level finding aids are available to search on this website, or via the Archives Hub.  The item-level catalogues are available online in the form of Word pdfs, which are individually searchable, but not as a whole.

We are working on plans to convert our item-level catalogues into XML-EAD format to allow online-searching, possibly via a small project pilot initially.

The remainder of our collections are partially catalogued or uncatalogued, or a mixture of the two, summary information is available via our Search Our Collections pages. Item-level descriptions of some case note collections can be accessed through our finding aid, Medical Records Revived.

Search our TLFAs

Archives Hub

Search our collections

Medical Records Revived


Access to LHSA records

LHSA holds a large amount of material which is confidential, for example, patient records, hospital staff records, records of medical and nursing students.  LHSA ensures the security of confidential records and manages access to them in accordance with the following pieces of legislation:

UK Data Protection Act 2018

Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland)

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

More information about restrictions on access

Collection policy

LHSA primarily collects records of long term legal, administrative, epidemiological and historical value produced by the NHS within the Lothian area, including those of predecessor bodies.  In addition, non-NHS institutional records and personal papers related to the local history of health care and the history of Scottish medicine are also collected.


If your archive holds similar or related material, please let us know so that we can set up links from our website and point users in your direction.

Talks and Tours

LHSA staff  can give tours of the Archive and the CRC to interested parties.  We are also available to give talks about LHSA, our records, and the work we do.  Please contact us for more information.

If you think there is anything we could add to this section of the website, please contact us.

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