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Records of Broadfield and Merchiston Hospitals, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Author:
Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 13 June 2008.
Reference:
GB 812 AC 44.
Title:
Records of Broadfield and Merchiston Hospitals, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
1909-1990.
Extent:
0.50 metre.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Broadfield and Merchiston Hospitals (hospital: 1909-1990 : Renfrewshire, Scotland).
Language of Material:
English.
Level of Description:
Fonds.
Edition:
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

Broadfield Hospital was opened in 1925 and catered for mentally deficient men. Broadstone House was purchased by Paisley Burgh in 1929 to accommodate mentally deficient females and juveniles. Broadfield and Broadstone were administered as a single hospital. In 1946, Broadfield was sold to the Port Glasgow Town Council, who cleared the site. Paisley Burgh bought Merchiston House as a replacement and patients were moved there in 1948. This facility was known as Broadfield Hospital, Merchiston Unit. In 1958 two new wings were added providing an extra 70 beds. In 1979 Merchiston was redeveloped with four 30-bedded units built to a modern bungalow design. In 1948, with the advent of the National Health Service, the management of Broadfield (including the Merchiston Unit) was assumed by the Board of Management for Greenock and District Hospitals. In 1974 it passed into the care of the Inverclyde District of the Argyll and Clyde Board. The hospital closed in 2007-2008.


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Scope and Content

  • Miscellaneous other records, 1926-1980
  • Photographs, 1909-1979
  • Registers, 1925-1990
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within series.
Custodial History:
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Merchiston Hospital.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
Accruals:
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:
Descriptive list.
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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