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Edinburgh Southern Hospitals Board of Management

Identifier: LHB9

Scope and Contents

Board of Management minutes 1948-1976; Finance Committee minutes 1948-1974; Finance Committee (endowments) minutes 1953-1974; Board of Management (endowments) minutes 1953-1974; Association of Secretaries and Treasurers of Scottish Hospital Boards of Management 1966-1974


  • Creation: 1948-1974

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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:

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

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: Bruntsfield Hospital; Deaconess Hospital; Elsie Inglis Hospital; Liberton Hospital and Longmore Hospital. From 1974 these formed part of the South Lothian District of Lothian Health Board.


0.75 shelf metres: 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

Miss Seddon, Astley Ainslie, Canaan Park, December 1982


No further accessions are expected

Related Materials

Lothian Health Board (LHB37), South Eastern Regional Hospital Board (LHB38), South Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB28)

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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

Centre for Research Collections
Edinburgh University Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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