Person NameKelso Hospital
ActivityUnder the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889 (52 & 53 Vict., c.50) local authorities were authorised to expend money on the provision of hospitals for fever patients. The Local Government Board for Scotland was authorised to instruct them to provide hospital accommodation for persons suffering from infectious diseases (Public Health (Scotland) Act 1897, 60 & 61 Vict., c.38). Local authorities often combined for this purpose. In the landward areas the responsibility for provision of the hospitals fell to the county council (and often district committees of the county council) and in the burghs to the town council. One or more burghs might combine with the county to provide a hospital which would then be governed by a joint board. The hospitals were taken over by the county council in 1930 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 (19 & 20 Geo. V, c.25). They were transferred to the National Health Service in 1948 under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1947 (10 & 11 Geo. VI, c.27).
Corporate NameKelso Hospital
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