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

Author: Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998
Reference and contact details: GB 812 HB 36
Title:Records of Robroyston Hospital, tuberculosis and maternity hospital, Glasgow, Scotland
Dates of Creation: 1903-1977
Extent: 4 metres
Held at: NHS Greater Glasgow Archive
Name of Creator: Robroyston Hospital (tuberculosis and maternity hospital : 1918-1977 : Glasgow, Scotland)
Language of Material: English
Level of Description: fonds

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.

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

System of Arrangement

Chronological within record class

Custodial History

Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Robroyston Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

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

Accruals

None expected

Access Conditions

Normal 30 year and 75 year closures apply

Copyright/Reproduction

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

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

Finding Aids

Descriptive list

Related Units of Description

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.

Processing information

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