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Dunbar Cottage Hospital

Identifier: LHB18

Scope and Contents

Management and administration 1919-1948; patients (bound records) 1927-1949


  • 1919-1949

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year and 75 year Scottish closure rules apply

Biographical / Historical

Origins lie in the Battery Hospital, a small World War I military hospital. Subsequently, the building was used to found the Dunbar and District Cottage Hospital which functioned from 1919-1926. Yorke Lodge was then acquired. In 1948 it became part of the Board of Management of East Lothian Hospitals under the South Eastern Hospital Board and changed its name to Dunbar Cottage Hospital. The hospital closed in 1973 when Dunbar's hospital services were centralised at Belhaven Hospital and the building was then used as a holiday home for patients. In 1974 it became part of the North Lothian District of Lothian Health Board.


0.4 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers


Chronological within record class

Other Finding Aids

Manual tem-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

Related Materials

East Lothian Hospitals Board of Management (LHB17)East Lothian Hospitals Board of Management (LHB17)North Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB27)
Dunbar Cottage Hospital

Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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