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Edinburgh Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals Board of Management

 Fonds
Identifier: LHB10

Scope and Contents

Board of Management and committee minutes 1948 - 1974; endowments, trusts, and Comforts Funds minutes 1954 - 1974; correspondence files 1963; seal; financial papers 1949 - 1972; Royal Victoria Centenary material c. 1987; pamphlets etc relating to Tuberculosis 1906 - 1982.

Dates

  • 1948 - 1987

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

Public access to these records is governed by UK data protection legislation, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and the latest version of the Scottish Government Records Management: Health and Social Care Code of Practice (Scotland). Whilst some records may be accessed freely by researchers, the aforementioned legislation and guidelines mean that records conveying sensitive information on named individuals may be closed to the public for a set time.

Where health records relate to named deceased adults, they will be open 75 years after the latest date referenced, on the next 1 January. Case records of individuals below 18 years of age or adults not proven to be deceased will be open 100 years after the latest date recorded, on the next 1 January. Further information on legislation and guidelines covering medical records can be found here: https://bit.ly/2CXB4V8.

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 by legitimate researchers 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.

Biographical / Historical

Set up as a result of the NHS (Scotland) Act of 1947 under the control of the South Eastern Regional Hospital Board and operated until the reorganisation of the NHS in 1974. The following were included: City Hospital; Loanhead Hospital; Royal Victoria Hospital; Southfield Hospital and Royal Victoria Dispensary for Diseases of the Chest.

In 1972, the NHS (Scotland) Act of 1972 passed. This measure disbanded the Board of Management and turned authority over to the provinces. Consequently, the South Eastern Regional Board ceased its operations in 1974 and the Royal Victoria Tuberculosis Trust was reassigned to the North Lothian District in the Lothian Health Board. From 1974 - 1986, the Royal Victoria Hospital was part of the North Lothian District of Lothian Health Board. The other hospitals merged with the South Lothian District of Lothian Health Board.

Extent

1.5 shelf metres: papers

Arrangement

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

Miss Seddon, Canaan Park, Astley Ainslie Hospital, December 1982.

Accruals

No further accessions are expected.

Related Materials

Lothian Health Board (LHB37); Lothian Health Board (LHB37); North Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB27); North Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB27); South Eastern Regional Hospital Board (LHB38); South Eastern Regional Hospital Board (LHB38); South Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB28).
Title
Edinburgh Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals Board of Management
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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
Edinburgh University Library
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