LHB68 St Michael's Hospital

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB68

Title: St Michael’s Hospital

Administrative Dates: 1886-

Dates of Creation of Material: 1859-1994

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 2.3 shelf metres: volumes, files

Name of creator(s): St Michael’s Hospital

Administrative history: St Michael’s Hospital was built in 1886 originally as the poor law institution for the County of Linlithgow. Around 1900 a fever Hospital for the burgh of Linlithgow was erected on a site adjacent to the institution.  Following the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 the administration of both hospitals came under the control of the County Council. In 1948 the Matron of the fever Hospital was appointed as Matron of the combined hospitals. The original poor law institution was demolished in the 1960s and from 1971 the Hospital has specialised in geriatric care for patients recovering from cancer and non-cancer related illness.

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Acc 09/11 – Caroline Lawrie, St John’s Hospital; Acc 06/04 – John Jack, St John’s Hospital

Scope and Content: patient records, 1859-1955; administrative records, 1972-1994

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


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