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Records of Darnley Hospital, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 HB 15.
Records of Darnley Hospital, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
0.30 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Darnley Hospital (hospital: 1897-1992: Renfrewshire, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

The Upper District of the County of Renfrew and the burghs of Pollokshaws and Barrhead jointly financed and administered Darnley Hospital which opened in 1897. Originally an infectious diseases hospital, Darnley was later used for tuberculosis patients too. When it joined the National Health Service in 1948 Darnley was placed under the Board of Management for Paisley and District Hospitals. Subsequently it was transformed into a geriatric hospital. In 1974 responsibility for Darnley seems to have been divided between the Renfrew District of the Argyll and Clyde Health Board and the South Western District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. The hospital closed in 1992.

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Scope and Content

  • Case notes, 1935-1957
  • Registers of patients, 1913-1971
  • Registers of staff, 1913-1966
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record class.
Custodial History:
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
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 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board, Glasgow
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:
No known publications using this material.

Fonds-Level Description Compilation Details

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

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