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Records of Thornhill Maternity Hospital, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland

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This material is held at NHS Greater Glasgow Archive
Reference Number(s) GB 812 AC 15
Dates of Creation 1950-1975
Name of Creator Thornhill Maternity Hospital (1934-1986: Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 2.0 metres

Scope and Content

  • Register of admissions and discharges 1950-1975

Administrative / Biographical History

Originally a 39 bed Renfrew County Council maternity hospital, Thornhill Maternity Hospital opened in 1934. It was transferred to the National Health Service in 1948 and was under the Board of Management for Paisley and District Hospitals until 1974 when it was placed in the Renfrew District of Argyll and Clyde Health Board. In 1970 it ceased to function as a maternity unit and began to admit respiratory, gynaecological and psycho-geriatric cases. Thornhill closed in 1986.


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Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year and 75 year closures apply

Conditions Governing Use

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures

Acquisition Information


Custodial History

Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer


None expected

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Related Material

GB 812 AC21 Paisley and District Hospitals Board of Management; AC57 Renfrew District of Argyll and Clyde Health Board, Paisley; HB28 Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow.


Maternal welfare
Womens health

Corporate Names

Thornhill Maternity Hospital (Scotland)

Cataloguing Info

Title Records of Thornhill Maternity Hospital, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Author Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998
Publication NHS Greater Glasgow Archive 08 September 2005
Edition First edition
Creation Finding aid created by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 08 September 2005
The template for the encoded finding aid was developed by Lynda Smart, Assistant Archivist using XMetal Version 2.0 and amended by Victoria Peters, GASHE project manager.
The correspondences between the ISAD(G) elements and the EAD element types, and between EAD element types and MARC fields, were adapted by Pete Johnston, Glasgow University Archives & Business Records Centre, and Paul Watry and Julie Allinson, Liverpool University, Department of Special Collections and Archives, from those recommended in the EAD Application Guidelines Version 1.0 .
Amendments were made by Lynda Smart, Assistant Archivist, Glasgow Unversity Archive Services to update the correspondences between the EAD and ISAD(G) elements so the EAD elements correspond to ISAD(G) Second Edition. Amendments were made by Victoria Peters to incorporate the EAD 2002 changes.
Language Usage English