LHB47  Herdmanflat Hospital

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB47
Title: Herdmanflat Hospital

Administrative dates: 1866-present
Dates of Creation of Material: 1866-2004
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description:  5.5 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Herdmanflat Hospital
Administrative History: Herdmanflat Hospital was built in 1866 by the East Lothian County Council and known in its early history as the Haddington or East Lothian District Asylum. In 1948 the Hospital was transferred to the Board of Management for Rosslynlee and Haddington Mental Hospitals. This Board of Management was dissolved in 1957 and Herdmanflat Hospital was transferred to the East Lothian Board of Management. The Vert Memorial Hospital, previously a maternity unit, was converted in 1973 for use as a psycho-geriatric annexe.

Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Acc 04/04, Acc 04/26a, Acc 05/003

Scope and Content: Patient records, 1866-1980; administrative records, 1866-1970; staff records, 1868-1982

Accruals: Further accessions are possible.
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

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: August 2010