LHB41  Royal Victoria Dispensary, Hospital and Tuberculosis Trust

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB41
Title: Royal Victoria Dispensary, Hospital and Tuberculosis Trust
Dates of Creation of Material: 1891-1989
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 54.5 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers

Name of creator(s): Royal Victoria Dispensary, Hospital and Tuberculosis Trust
Administrative History: In 1887 Robert William Philip founded the Victoria Dispensary for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest, the first of its kind in the world. The Royal Victoria Hospital was founded in 1894, and Polton Farm Colony in 1910. Together with the Dispensary these formed the nucleus of the "Edinburgh Scheme" for combating tuberculosis. In 1914, the Dispensary, Hospital and Farm Colony were given to the City of Edinburgh and the Royal Victoria Tuberculosis Trust was founded. These came under the management of the Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals Board of Management in 1948, and the North Lothian District of Lothian Health Board in 1974. The Royal Victoria Hospital is currently within Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Archival History: Thomson McLintock and Company Chartered Accountants, 33/34 Charlotte Square, secretaries to the Royal Victoria Hospital TB Trust
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: KPMG Peat Marwick, Chartered Accountants, Saltire Court, Edinburgh (formerly KPMG Peat Marwick McLintock)

Scope and Content: Management and administration 1891-1989; patients (unbound records and microfilms) 1940s-1960s; patients (bound records) 1954-1986
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 closure periods and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Existence and Location of Copies: Case notes series CC/3 available on microfilm

Related Units of Description:
City Hospital (LHB23)
Edinburgh Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals Board of Management (LHB10)
North Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB27)
Public Health Department of the City of Edinburgh (LHB16)

Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott from uncatalogued material. Additional material catalogued by Rebecca Nielsen in 2016.
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; updated August 2009, January 2011, January 2012, August 2018