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South Eastern Regional Hospital Board Scotland

Identifier: LHB38

Scope and Contents

Management and administration 1946-1994; finance 1956-1974; patients (unbound records) 1950s


  • Creation: 1946-1994

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Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 and 75 year Scottish closure rules apply

Biographical / Historical

Five Regional Hospital Boards were founded as a result of the NHS (Scotland) Act of 1947 and made responsible for hospital boards of management in their respective Scottish areas. The South Eastern Regional Hospital Board covered over ninety hospitals and institutions from Fife to the Borders which had a total of over 13,000 beds until it was superseded by Lothian Health Board in 1974. In the Lothian area the boards of management included; Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Northern Hospitals, Central Hospitals, Southern Hospitals, Royal Victoria Hospitals, Convalescent Hospitals, Royal Edinburgh, Gogarburn Hospital, East Lothian, Rosslynlee and West Lothian.


9 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers


Chronological within record class

Other Finding Aids

Manual item-level descriptive list available

Custodial History

Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Works Dept


No further accessions are expected

Related Materials

Most of the hospital records held by the archive relate to the SERHB for the period of its existence. See also:Catford, Edwin Francis, hospital historian (GD12)

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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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