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Records of Redlands Hospital for Women, Glasgow, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 HB 10.
Records of Redlands Hospital for Women, Glasgow, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
2.00 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Redlands Hospital for Women (ladies hospital: 1902-1978: Glasgow, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

Redlands Hospital for Women was founded in 1902 as the Glasgow Women’s Private Hospital, it was staffed entirely by women until 1955. Unlike the voluntary hospitals it charged modest fees for its services. In 1948 it was absorbed into the ambit of the Western Regional Health Board under which it functioned as a gynaecology and obstetrics unit, particularly for paying patients. Redlands was under the Board of Management for Glasgow Maternity and Women’s Hospitals from 1948 to 1974 and then in the Western District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. The Hospital closed in 1978.

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Scope and Content

  • Case notes, 1903-1925
  • Ephemera and plans, c20th century
  • Extension Fund accounts, 1919-1937
  • Minutes, 1902-1974
  • Photographs and paintings, including some of Mirrlees family, c.1900-1972
  • Registers of patients, 1903-1978
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record class.
Custodial History:
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Redlands Hospital for Women.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
None expected.
Access Conditions:
Normal 30 year and 75 year closures apply.

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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 HB 37: Records of Glasgow Western (and Gartnavel) Hospitals Board of Management
GB 812 HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board, Glasgow
GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow
Publication Note:
Dow, D. A., Redlands House: Hospital, hostel and home, (Scottish Ambulance Service, Glasgow, 1985).

Fonds-Level Description Compilation Details

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.

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