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Records of Larkfield Hospital, Greenock, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Board Archivist, 13 June 2008.
GB 812 AC 6.
Records of Larkfield Hospital, Greenock, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
1.00 metre.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Larkfield Hospital (hospital: 1929-1975 : Greenock, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

In the 1920s Greenock Royal Infirmary launched an appeal for money to build a convalescent home for its patients. This was opened in 1929 and was known as Larkfield Auxiliary Hospital. It originally admitted convalescent patients only. By 1943 Larkfield was treating all the Greenock Royal Infirmary’s medical cases. A new ward block, designed by the Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust, was completed in 1957. With the establishment of the National Health Service in 1948, the hospital 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 and was closed in 1979.

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Scope and Content

  • Minute books, 1929-1939
  • Miscellaneous other records
  • Registers, 1946-1975
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 Board Archivist, 13 June 2008.

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