Dundee General Hospitals (Board of Management)

Scope and Content

Minutes 1948-1971, accounts 1948-1972, Ninewells hospital commissioning 1973-1975, civil defence papers 1939-1966, miscellaneous 1948-1984.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dundee General Hospitals Board of Management was established in 1948 as the body of the National Health Service responsible for running the Royal Infirmary, the Royal Victoria Hospital, Armitstead Convalescent Home, The Bughties, the Constitution Road Clinic, the Deafness Clinic, the Eye Institution, the Infant Hospital, the Orthopaedic and Rheumatic Clinic, the Gerard Cottage Hospital, Kings Cross Hospital, Maryfield Hospital, the Sidlaw Hospital and the Dundee Women's Hospital as well as the Mobile Mass Radiography Unit and the Special Appliance clinic.

The first new hospital to be inaugurated under the control of the Board of Management was Ninewells Hospital, which was opened in 1972.


Records are arranged chronologically within series.

Access Information

Clinical information is closed 100 years.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by the administrator of the Dundee Royal Infirmary in 1986 (AccM/227).


Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, July 2001.

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