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Alderston Convalescent Home

Identifier: LHB19

Scope and Contents

Admissions registers 1939-1956; wages records 1948


  • Creation: 1939-1956

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Conditions Governing Access

Public access to these records is governed by the UK Data Protection Act 2018, 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 containing sensitive information on named individuals may be closed to the public for a set time.

Where records contain information relating to named deceased adults, they will be open 75 years after the latest date in the record, on the next 01 January. Records containing sensitive information on individuals below 18 years (living or deceased) or adults not proven to be deceased will be open 100 years after the latest date in the record, on the next 01 January. Further information on legislation and guidelines covering medical records can be found on the LHSA webpage (

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Biographical / Historical

Founded by the Scottish Rural Workers Friendly Society to serve its members throughout Scotland and in existence by 1930. In 1948 it became part of the Board of Management of East Lothian Hospitals and in 1956 it was turned into a nurses' home.


0.25 linear metres (approx)


Chronological within record class

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)
  • North Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB27)

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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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