Samuel, Catherine Bruce

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Fever nursing certificates 1920-1925; correspondence 1917-1929; Fever Nurse Training regulations; Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh regulations; General Nursing Council for Scotland rules 1925; lecture notebooks 1917-1923; miscellaneous textbooks and periodicals; photographs; thermometer

Administrative / Biographical History

Born on 27th August 1892. Between 1917 and 1920 she trained as a fever nurse at City Hospital, and in 1922 came to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh to train in general nursing. She gained her certificates in 1925 and was appointed Staff Nurse in April, and Theatre Charge Nurse in October of that year. On 31st October 1929 she left the Royal Infirmary to take up a post of School Nurse.

Arrangement

Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access

Public access to these records is governed by the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the latest version of the Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland). Whilst some records may be accessed freely by researchers, the aforementioned legislation and guidelines mean that records with sensitive information on named individuals may be closed to the public for a set time.

Where records are about named deceased adults, they will be open 75 years after the latest date in the record, on the next 01 January. Records about individuals below 18 years (living or deceased) or adults not proven to be deceased will be open 100 years after the latest date in the record, on the next 01 January. Further information on legislation and guidelines covering medical records can be found on the LHSA webpage (http://www.lhsa.lib.ed.ac.uk/).

LHSA can support the use of records closed to public access for legitimate clinical, historical and genealogical research purposes. Please contact the LHSA Archivist for more details regarding procedures on how you can apply for permission to view closed records. Telephone us on: 0131 650 3392 or email us at lhsa@ed.ac.uk

Acquisition Information

I. J. Samuel, Edinburgh, March 1990

Note

Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists

Other Finding Aids

Manual item-level descriptive list available

Custodial History

Papers held within family

Accruals

No further accessions are expected