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East Fortune Hospital

 Fonds
Identifier: LHB39

Scope and Contents

Administration 1941-1957; patients (bound and unbound records) 1922-1979

Dates

  • 1922-1979

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year and 75 year Scottish closure rules apply

Biographical / Historical

East Fortune Hospital was opened as a tuberculosis sanatorium for the south east of Scotland in 1922 when a World War I naval airship station at Drem, East Lothian, was converted into a hospital. For the duration of World War II the patients were accommodated in a hutted annexe at Bangour Hospital. East Fortune Hospital became part of the Board of Management of East Lothian Hospitals in 1948. In 1956 as tuberculosis patients began to decrease in number, mentally handicapped children were admitted, followed by adults three years later. The hospital became part of the North Lothian District of Lothian Health Board in 1974 and was closed in 1997 following the transfer of patients to Roodlands Hospital in Haddington.

Extent

2.9 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers

Arrangement

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

East Fortune Hospital, January 1991

Accruals

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)
Title
East Fortune Hospital

Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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