Collection THB 3 - Royal Victoria Hospital

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Royal Victoria Hospital


  • 1899-1953 (Creation)

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0.30 linear metres

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Biographical history

The Society in Aid of Incurable Persons in Dundee and District was formed in 1896-1897. The Society raised funds to purchase Balgay House, Jedburgh Road, Dundee, which was extended and adapted to become the Victoria Hospital for Incurables, Dundee. The Hospital opened on 26th August 1899 and in 1900 Queen Victoria named the Institution the Royal Victoria Hospital. In 1928 the Society was granted a Royal Charter by King George V to become a Body Corporate and Politic under the title 'The Royal Victoria Hospital, Dundee'. The Hospital provided long-term nursing care for a small number (usually about fifty) of terminally ill patients from 1899 to 1948, when it was transferred to the administration of the National Health Service. Developments after this date included the addition of a geriatric ward in 1959. By the early twenty-first century Royal Victoria was mainly used as a hospital for patients within the Dundee area over the age of 65. Royal Victoria Hospital is also home to the Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation.

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Scope and content

Annual reports 1938-1950; general minutes 1916-1953; finance committee minutes 1900-1951; ledger 1921-1927; register of legacies 1899-1944, Correspondence, 1943-1951; Charter of Incorporation, 1928.


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Usually chronological 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.

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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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The records are on paper.

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THB1 Dundee Royal Infirmary THB9 Dundee General Hospitals (Board of Management)

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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



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  • English



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