Collection THB 20 - Arbroath Infirmary

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Reference code

THB 20

Title

Arbroath Infirmary

Date(s)

  • 1843-1980s (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

3.00 linear metres

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Biographical history

In 1836 the need for medical provision "for the relief of the poor" in Arbroath was so great that a dispensary was set up by public subscription and run by the local medical practitioners. A typhus epidemic in 1842 resulted in the first in-patient service, a small fever ward for the isolation of typhus sufferers, and from 1843 subscriptions were being raised to develop this into an infirmary. With the aid of donations from subscribers and from Lord Panmure the new Infirmary opened in 1845 to provide both out-patient and in-patient care. By 1913 this building was becoming overcrowded and in 1916 the Infirmary moved to a new building on Rosemount Road. This was extended further in 1961 with the addition of the Queen Mother maternity wing. In 1948 the hospital was absorbed into the Eastern Region Hospital Board under the terms of the National Health (Scotland) Act of 1947. In 2020 it is managed by NHS Tayside.

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Scope and content

Minutes of directors 1912-1948, minutes of weekly committee 1843-1948, minutes of general purposes committee 1948-1950, financial records 1938-1949, hospital admissions and discharge registers 1845-1948, war casualties register 1939-1950, hospital registers for Arbroath Burgh and District Joint Epidemic Hospital, Arbroath Public Health Hospital, and Little Cairnie Hospital 1947-1956; Patient records 1929-1980s; Staff records 1900-1970s; framed plan showing the boundaries of the Infirmary, 1844.

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Not expected

System of arrangement

Records are arranged chronologically within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The records are on paper.

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Description identifier

THB 20

Rules and/or conventions used

Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

Status

Catalogued

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Language(s)

  • English

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