Bridge of Earn Hospital

Reference and contact details: GB 254 THB 31
Title:Bridge of Earn Hospital
Dates of Creation: 1939-1993
Held at: Dundee University Archives
Extent: 3.45 linear metres
Language of Material: English
Name of Creator: Bridge of Earn Hospital
Level of Description: fonds

Administrative/Biographical History

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 Ayrshire, 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.

Scope and Content

Papers and Correspondence. 1939-1973; Patient Records. 1948-1984; Internal Welfare Committee.1942-1950; Department of Health Booklets etc. 1940-1944; Maps and Plans. 1940-1949.

System of Arrangement

Records are arranged chronologically within series.

Custodial History

At some point the records were moved from Bridge of Earn Hospital to Perth Royal Infirmary

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were removed from a store room at Perth Royal Infirmary and were stored near Perth records, making it difficult to tell some of the records apart. They were deposited in 2006.

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

The records were removed from a store room at Perth Royal Infirmary and were stored near Perth records, making it difficult to tell some of the records apart. They were deposited in 2006.

Accruals

Possible

Access Conditions

Clinical information is closed for 100 years

Copyright/Reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Existence of Copies

No known copies

The material is original.

Archivist's Note

Information for Administrative / Biographical History section was taken from 'Bridge of Earn hospital: a history' by John S.G. Blair.

Finding Aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Related Units of Description

THB 32 Perth Royal Infirmary

Processing Information

Description compiled by Jennifer Johnstone, 'Unlocking the Medicine Chest 2' Project Archivist