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East Lothian Hospitals Board of Management

Identifier: LHB17

Scope and Contents

Board of Management minutes 1950-1974; Finance Committee minutes 1950-1974; General Purposes Committee minutes 1950-1972; miscellaneous committee minutes 1950-1973; patient statistics 1971-1974; financial records 1948-1950; Scottish Home and Health Department Circulars 1948-1974


  • Creation: 1948-1974

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Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year Scottish closure rules apply

Biographical / Historical

Set up as a result of the NHS (Scotland) Act of 1947 under the control of the South Eastern Regional Hospital Board. Operated until the reorganisation of the NHS in 1974. The following were included: Alderston Convalescent Home, Haddington; Belhaven Hospital, Dunbar; Dunbar Cottage Hospital; East Fortune Hospital, North Berwick; Edington Cottage Hospital, North Berwick; Haddington Smallpox Hospital; Herdmanflat Hospital, Haddington; Knoll Maternity Hospital, Duns; Polish Convalescent Home, Luftness, Aberlady; Roodlands General Hospital, Haddington; Vert Memorial Hospital, Haddington and Whitchester Cottage Hospital, Duns. From 1948-1957 Herdmanflat Hospital was part of the Rosslynlee and Haddington Mental Hospitals Board of Management, after which it was transferred to the Board of Management of East Lothian Hospitals. In 1955 Knoll Maternity Hospital and Whitchester Cottage Hospital were transferred to the Board of Management of the Borders Hospitals. From 1974-1984, the other hospitals were part of the North Lothian District of Lothian Health Board.


3 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

Robert Wilson, Administrator, East Lothian Hospitals, October 1983


No further accessions are expected

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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)

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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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