Edinburgh Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals Board of Management
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- 1948 - 1987
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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.
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