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Records of Greenock Eye Infirmary, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 13 June 2008.
GB 812 AC 2.
Records of Greenock Eye Infirmary, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
1.00 metre.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Greenock Eye Infirmary (hospital: 1880-1978 : Greenock, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

James Ferguson bequeathed GBP 6,000 to provide an Eye Infirmary in Greenock. The Trustees rented a consulting room in Greenock Infirmary, and in 1880 the first oculist was appointed. A separate Eye Infirmary was opened in 1894. Until 1921 the Infirmary catered for both eye and ENT patients. With the establishment of the National Health Service in 1948, the Eye Infirmary joined the Board of Management for the Greenock and District Hospitals. In 1974 it passed into the care of the Inverclyde District of the Argyll and Clyde Board. The Infirmary closed in 1979.

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Scope and Content

  • Annual reports, 1895-1911
  • Financial records, 1916-1948
  • Minutes, 1879-1948
  • Register of patients, 1926-1979
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within series.
Custodial History:
Records held by Inverclyde Council prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Library out-store, St Columba’s High School, Gourock.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
None expected.
Access Conditions:
No restrictions.
Legal Status:
Public records.

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Copyright / Reproduction:
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents.
Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
This material is original.
Finding Aids:
Related Units of Description:
GB 812 AC 9: Records of Greenock and District Hospitals Board of Management
GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow
Publication Note:
No known publications using this material.

Fonds-Level Description Compilation Details

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 13 June 2008.

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