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Records of Robroyston Hospital, tuberculosis and maternity hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

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This material is held at NHS Greater Glasgow Archive
Reference Number(s) GB 812 HB 36
Dates of Creation 1903-1977
Name of Creator Robroyston Hospital (tuberculosis and maternity hospital : 1918-1977 : Glasgow, Scotland)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 4 metres

Scope and Content

  • Registers of patients 1919-1977
  • Registers of operations 1939-1977
  • Registers of vaccinations 1942-1976
  • Registers of births 1945-1977
  • Register of mantoux tests 1955-1976
  • Case notes, tuberculosis patients 1925-1927
  • Notes regarding tuberculosis patients sent to Switzerland 1951-1955
  • Mortuary books 1920-1977
  • Accident books 1962-1976
  • Patient and bed statistics 1941-1977
  • Maps and plans 1903-1946

Administrative / Biographical History

Robroyston Hospital was built as a municipal smallpox and tuberculosis hospital and opened in 1918. It was temporarily used as a military hospital in 1918-19. By 1925 450 beds at Robroyston were devoted to tuberculosis patients, almost half of Glasgow's total complement. In 1945 a maternity unit was added. In 1948 Robroyston joined the National Health Service under the Board of Management for Glasgow Northern Hospitals. In 1974 it was placed in the Northern District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. In 1977 Robroyston was closed.


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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

Robroyston Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

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.

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Alternative Form Available

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Related Material

GB 812 HB 28, Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow; HB 55, Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board; HB 19, Records of Glasgow Corporation and Glasgow Parish Council; HB 32, Records of Glasgow Northern Hospitals Board of Management/District.


Infectious diseases
Maternal welfare
Womens health

Corporate Names

Robroyston Hospital Glasgow Scotland
National Health Service Greater Glasgow Health Board Northern District

Cataloguing Info

Title Records of Robroyston Hospital, tuberculosis and maternity hospital, Glasgow, Scotland
Author Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998
Publication NHS Greater Glasgow Archive 20 July 2005
Edition First edition
Creation Finding aid created by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 20 July 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.