Bridge of Earn Hospital
- 1939-1993 (Creation)
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3.45 linear metres
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At the outbreak of the Second World War, the Emergency Medical Service was established to try and cope with the large numbers of expected war casualties. Seven 'temporary' hospitals were built in Scotland for this; Bridge of Earn in Perthshire, Stracathro in Angus, Ballochmyle in Aryshire, Peel in Selkirkshire, Killearn in Dunbartonshire, Raigmore in Inverness and Law in Lanarkshire. Bridge of Earn Hospital was built in 1939 and in 1946 the Rehabilitation Unit which had been at Gleneagles Hotel, was moved to Bridge of Earn. Then in 1947 the Orthopaedic Unit was transferred from Larbert. This allowed Bridge of Earn Hospital to continue after the War and it was only in 1992 that it closed.
At some point the records were moved from Bridge of Earn Hospital to Perth Royal Infirmary.
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Scope and content
Papers and Correspondence. 1939-1973; Patient Records. 1948-1984; Internal Welfare Committee.1942-1950; Department of Health Booklets etc. 1940-1944; Slides, 1965-1972; Maps and Plans. 1940-1949.
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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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Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.
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Information for Administrative / Biographical History section was taken from 'Bridge of Earn hospital: a history' by John S.G. Blair.
Digital copies of autograph book here: https://nursejolliesautographbook.wordpress.com/
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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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