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Edinburgh Central Hospitals Board of Management

Identifier: LHB29

Scope and Contents

Board of Management and committees minutes 1948-1970; Chalmers Hospital files 1948-1970; Royal Hospital for Sick Children files 1947-1962; finance files 1947-1968; miscellaneous, 1947-1963


  • Creation: 1947-1970

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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. The following were included: Chalmers Hospital; Edinburgh Foot Clinic and School of Chiropody; Edinburgh Orthopaedic Clinic; Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. It was disbanded in 1970. Chalmers was transferred to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals; The Royal Hospital for Sick Children was transferred to the Board of Management of Edinburgh Northern Hospitals. The Princess Margaret Rose and the Foot and Orthopaedic clinics were transferred the Board of Management of the Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals. From 1974-1984 these hospitals formed part of the South Lothian District of Lothian Health Board.


7 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

Administration Office, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, August 1984


No further accessions are expected

Related Materials

Lothian Health Board (LHB37).Lothian Health Board (LHB37).South Eastern Regional Hospital Board (LHB38).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

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