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Records of Vale of Leven District General Hospital, Alexandria, Scotland

Compiled by Karl Magee, 9 August 2000.
GB 812 AC 40.
Records of Vale of Leven District General Hospital, Alexandria, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
0.20 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow Archive.
Name of Creator:
Vale of Leven District General Hospital (hospital: 1955- : Alexandria, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

Administrative/Biographical History

Vale of Leven District General Hospital was originally built at Alexandria as an emergency project in 1955. The hospital was built on endowment land of the Henry Brock Memorial Hospital which subsequently became an integral part of the new hospital. In 1956 the Henry Brock Hospital became the geriatric long stay unit and chronic sick assessment centre until in 1977 a new geriatric unit was opened and all patients were removed from the Henry Brock building. In 1958 the Vale of Leven Hospital became a training school for nurses, the first badges being given out in 1967.

The new maternity unit was opened in 1971 taking women from the former Braeholm maternity and Overtoun maternity hospitals. The Henry Brock Hospital was finally demolished in 1978 and in 1979 a new extension to the radiography unit was built. From its date of opening the hospital was administered by the Western Regional Hospital Board. In 1974 with the re-organisation of the NHS the hospital came under the control of the Dumbarton District of the Argyll and Clyde Health Board.

Scope and Content

  • Miscellaneous material including photographs and plans, 1950s-1990s
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record series.
Custodial History:
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Argyll and Clyde Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Headquarters.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
None expected.
Access Conditions:
No restrictions.
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 50: Records of Henry Brock Memorial Hospital
Publication Note:
No known publications using this material.

Fonds-Level Description Compilation Details

Compiled by Karl Magee, 9 August 2000.