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Records of Royal Alexandra Infirmary, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Author:
Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 30 July 1998.
Reference:
GB 812 AC 22 and HH 70.
Title:
Records of Royal Alexandra Infirmary, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
1786-1975.
Extent:
6.00 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow Archive.
Name of Creator:
Royal Alexandra Infirmary (hospital: 1788- : Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland).
Language of Material:
English.
Level of Description:
Fonds.
Edition:
First edition.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Royal Alexandra Infirmary traces its origins to a general dispensary providing out-patient and pharmacy services to the sick poor which was opened in 1788. From this came the House of Recovery opened on 1805 which catered for infectious diseases cases only until 1850 when it became a general infirmary with medical and surgical wards. The infirmary was completely rebuilt on a new site in 1900 and renamed the Royal Alexandra Infirmary. In 1948 it joined the National Health Service under the Paisley & District Hospitals Board of Management for and in 1974 was transferred to the Renfrew District of Argyll & Clyde Health Board. A second completely rebuilt Royal Alexandra Infirmary on a new site was opened in 1986.


Scope and Content

  • Minutes, 1786-1948
  • Annual Reports, 1849-1947
  • Registers of admissions and discharges, 1937-1973
  • Registers of operations, 1913-1975
  • Ward journals, 1904-1915
  • Miscellaneous 1804-1971
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record series.
Custodial History:
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Unknown.
Appraisal, Destruction and 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 & condition of documents.
Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
This material is original.
Finding Aids:
Descriptive list.
Related Units of Description:
GB 812 AC 21: Records of Paisley and District Hospitals Board of Management
GB 812 AC 57: Records of Renfrew District of Argyll and Clyde Health Board, Paisley
GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow
Publication Note:
Dow, D A, Paisley hospitals, the Royal Alexandra Infirmary and allied institutions, 1786-1986, Argyll and Clyde Health Board, (Paisley, 1988).

Fonds-Level Description Compilation Details

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 30 July 1998.