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HB13 - Records of Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland
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Records of Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

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This material is held at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13
Dates of Creation 1811-2002
Name of Creator Gartnavel Royal Hospital
Language of Material English
Physical Description 88.0 meters

Scope and Content

  • Minutes 1948-1964;
  • Annual reports and other publications 1814-1947;
  • Ledgers and cash books 1811-1957;
  • Case notes and records of electroconvulsive therapy 1816-1973;
  • Registers 1831-1975;
  • Admission documents 1816-1960;
  • Papers of auxiliary committee 1949-2002;
  • Registers of physical condition 1872-1958;
  • Files and papers of secretary / treasurers 1812-1957;
  • Files and papers of superintendents 1881-1987;
  • Files and papers of Dr A A Bell 1810-1966;
  • Miscellanous (including scrap book and publications) 1730-1999;
  • Photographs c1900-1991;
  • Maps and plans c1842-1989;
  • Records of gardener's department 1852-1993;
  • Western Regional Hospital Board circulars 1947-1965;
  • Education and training records 1968-1985;
  • Staff records of physician superintendent 1900-1968.
  • Pharmaceutical requisition books, 1953-1957.

Patient case notes numbers 1-1056 (ref: HB 13/5/178-194) are being recatalogued in more detail for a Wellcome Trust funded cataloguing project. These case notes are currently still in the process of being recatalogued and more details will follow shortly.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Committee of Management of the Glasgow Lunatic Asylum was formed in 1804. Construction of the Asylum commenced in 1810 and was completed in 1814. In 1843 the Asylum moved to new premises at Gartnavel which, like the previous buildings, were designed to facilitate segregation both by gender and social class. Substantial extensions were added in 1877, 1937 and 1959.

In 1824 a royal charter was obtained. In 1931 the Glasgow Royal Lunatic Asylum was renamed the Glasgow Royal Mental Hospital, and the present name was adopted in 1963.

Construction of the adjacent Gartnavel General Hospital commenced in 1968, and as a result some sports and recreational facilities of the psychiatric hospital were lost. Towards the end of the nineteenth century the proportion of pauper lunatics at Gartnavel began to decline as parochial asylums came into being. After its transfer to the National Health Service Gartnavel continued to have a substantial proportion of paying patients.

Industrial/occupational therapy was formally introduced in 1922, and a psycho-geriatric unit was established in 1972. From 1948 until 1968, Gartnavel had its own Board of Management for Glasgow Royal Mental Hospital. In 1968 a new Board of Management for Glasgow Western and Gartnavel Hospitals was formed, mainly to facilitate the construction of the Gartnavel General Hospital. In 1974 Gartnavel was placed in the Western District of the GGHB. When the Greater Glasgow Community and Mental Health Services NHS Trust was formed in 1993, the hospital was placed within its jurisdiction. In 1999 the Greater Glasgow Community and Mental Health Services NHS Trust became the Greater Glasgow Primary Care NHS Trust. The Primary Care Trust became the Primary Care Division of NHS Greater Glasgow in 2004.

Arrangement

Largely in chronological order within record series unless further accessions have been added.

Conditions Governing Access

Data protection applies for clinical records up to 75 years after their creation, or 100 years if the data subject is a minor. Administrative records have a closure period of 25 years.

Conditions Governing Use

Archivist's permission

Appraisal Information

Standard GB 812 proceedures.

Acquisition Information

Gartnavel Royal Hospital

Other Finding Aid

Item level catalogue can be located in the searchroom.

Location of Originals

The material is original.

Subjects

Psychiatric hospitals
Mental health
Mental diseases
Asylums

Corporate Names

Gartnavel Royal Hospital ( 1814-)

Cataloguing Info

Title Records of Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland
Creation Created by Emma Anthony using the cheshire for archives ead creation tool 2012-05-04
Revisions

Minute books

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1
Dates of Creation 1948-1964
Physical Description 19 volumes

Scope and Content

  • Minutes and agendas of board of management for Glasgow Royal Mental Hospital 1947-1968;
  • Draft minute book for fortnightly, quarterly, and annual meetings 1925-1934;
  • Minutes of management committee and director's quarterly meetings with reports and related papers 1931-1934;
  • Minutes of senior nursing and medical staff committee 1965-1984;
  • Minutes of the Goodfellows club with constitution 1958-1962.

Related Material

For minutes of the auxiliary committee, see HB13/8/2 - HB13/8/4.


Board of Management for Glasgow Royal Mental Hospital

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/1
Dates of Creation 1948-1952
Physical Description 1 volume

Board of Management for Glasgow Royal Mental Hospital

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/2
Dates of Creation 1953-1957
Physical Description 1 volume

Board of Management for Glasgow Royal Mental Hospital

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/3
Dates of Creation 1958-1960
Physical Description 1 volume

Board of Management for Glasgow Royal Mental Hospital

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/4
Dates of Creation 1961-1963
Physical Description 1 volume

Board of Management for Glasgow Royal Mental Hospital

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/5
Dates of Creation 1964-1965
Physical Description 1 volume

Board of Management minute sheets and agendas

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/6
Dates of Creation 1947-1949
Physical Description 1 file

Board of Management minute sheets and agendas

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/7
Dates of Creation 1950
Physical Description 1 file

Board of Management minute sheets and agendas

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/8
Dates of Creation 1951-1952
Physical Description 1 file

Board of Management for Glasgow Royal Mental Hospital

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/9
Dates of Creation 1966-1968

Draft minute book, fortnightly, quarterly, and annual meetings

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/10
Dates of Creation 1925-1934
Physical Description 1 volume

Management Committee and Directors' quarterly meetings with reports and related papers

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/11
Dates of Creation 1931-1934
Physical Description 1 volume

Minutes of Senior Nursing and Medical Staff Committee

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/12
Dates of Creation 1965-1967
Physical Description 1 volume

Minutes of Senior Nursing and Medical Staff Committee

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/13
Dates of Creation 1967-1970
Physical Description 1 volume

Minutes of Senior Nursing and Medical Staff Committee

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/14
Dates of Creation 1970-1974
Physical Description 1 volume

Minutes of Senior Nursing and Medical Staff Committee

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/15
Dates of Creation 1974-1978
Physical Description 1 volume

Minutes of Senior Nursing and Medical Staff Committee

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/16
Dates of Creation 1978-1980
Physical Description 1 volume

Minutes of Senior Nursing and Medical Staff Committee

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/17
Dates of Creation 1980-1984
Physical Description 1 volume

Minutes of 'The Goodfellows Club' with constitution

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/18
Dates of Creation 1958-1962
Physical Description 1 volume

Administrative / Biographical History

The Goodfellows club was primarily for patients, although staff could become members.


Minutes of Board of Management for Glasgow Royal Infimary and associated hospitals

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/1/19
Dates of Creation 1964
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

Includes scheme of function and minutes of agreement with university court.


Annual reports and other publications

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/2
Dates of Creation 1814-1947
Physical Description 244 volumes

Scope and Content

  • Annual reports 1814-1947;
  • Gartnaval Gazette 1853-1925;
  • Other publications regarding Gartnaval including regulations c1810-1931.

Annual report (Wanting)

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/2/1
Dates of Creation 1814
Physical Description 1 volume

Annual report

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/2/2
Dates of Creation 1815
Physical Description 1 volume

Annual report

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/2/3
Dates of Creation 1816
Physical Description 1 volume

Annual report

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/2/4
Dates of Creation 1817
Physical Description 1 volume

Annual report

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/2/5
Dates of Creation 1818
Physical Description 1 volume

Annual report

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/2/6
Dates of Creation 1819
Physical Description 1 volume

Annual report

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/2/7
Dates of Creation 1820
Physical Description 1 volume

Annual report

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/2/8
Dates of Creation 1821
Physical Description 1 volume

Annual report

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/2/9
Dates of Creation 1822
Physical Description 1 volume

Annual report

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/2/10
Dates of Creation 1823
Physical Description 1 volume

Annual report

Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB13/2/11
Dates of Creation 1824
Physical Description 1 volume