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Royal Victoria Dispensary, Hospital and Tuberculosis Trust case notes

 Sub-Fonds
Identifier: LHB41 CC

Scope and Contents

Case notes for patients treated by the Royal Victoria Dispensary, Hospital and Tuberculosis Trust in Southfield Sanatorium, the Royal Victoria Dispensary and as a result of the mass miniature radiography campaigns of 1957 - 1958.

Dates

  • 1920s-1970s

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Public access to these records is governed by the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and the current Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland). Whilst some records may be accessed freely by researchers, the aforementioned legislation and guidelines mean that records containing sensitive information on named individuals may be closed to the public for a set time. Where records contain information relating to named deceased adults, they will be open 75 years after the latest date referenced in the record, on the next 01 January. Records containing sensitive information on individuals below 18 years of age or adults not proven to be deceased will be open 100 years after the latest date recorded in the record, on the next 01 January. Further information on legislation and guidelines covering medical records can be found on the LHSA webpage.

LHSA encourages the use of these records for legitimate clinical, historical and genealogical research purposes, and records that are designated as closed can be consulted if certain conditions are met. Please contact the LHSA Archivist for more details regarding procedures on how you can apply for permission to view closed records. Telephone us on: 0131 650 3392 or email us at lhsa@ed.ac.uk

Extent

24000 items

Arrangement

Records have not been rearranged.

Physical Location

5.06

Related Materials

Bound patient records and administrative records of the Royal Victoria Dispensary, Hospital and Tuberculosis Trust are held by LHSA (LHB41), along with records of the Edinburgh Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals Board of Management (LHB10).
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Royal Victoria Dispensary, Hospital and Tuberculosis Trust case notes

Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive: Case Notes Repository