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Records of Leverndale Hospital, Hawkhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 HB 24.
Records of Leverndale Hospital, Hawkhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
17.00 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Leverndale Hospital (psychiatric hospital: 1895- : Hawkhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

The Govan District Asylum at Hawkhead was built for the Govan District Lunacy Board and opened in 1895. T he hospital had a capacity of 400 patients in 1895 and 520 by 1908. There was also a Govan Parochial Asylum located at the Southern General Hospital site: this functioned as a reception and assessment unit for Hawkhead. Hawkhead became a Glasgow Corporation hospital in 1930 and joined the National Health Service in 1948. It had its own Board of Management until 1968, was governed by the Board of Management for Glasgow Victoria and Leverndale Hospitals between 1968 and 1974 and from 1974 was placed in the South Eastern District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. Leverndale Hospital became the responsibility of the Greater Glasgow Community and Mental Health NHS Trust in 1993. The name Leverndale Hospital was adopted in place of Hawkhead in 1964. In the early 1970s a 120 bed psycho-geriatric unit was built at Leverndale. During the 1980s and 1990s the original asylum buildings were taken out of use and the hospital was re-configured around newer buildings occupying only part of the original site.

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Scope and Content

  • Annual reports, 1905-1916
  • Case notes, 1895-1962
  • General Board of Lunacy Annual Statutory Certificates, 1896-1930
  • Maps and plans, 1893-1993
  • Medical Superintendent’s papers, 1895-1930
  • Minutes, 1889-1968
  • Miscellaneous, 1893-1996
  • Miscellaneous publications
  • Patient statistics, 1896-1963
  • Registers, 1895-1987
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record class.
Custodial History:
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Leverndale Hospital, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
Further accessions may be received.
Access Conditions:
No restrictions.

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Copyright / Reproduction:
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.
Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
This material is original.
Finding Aids:
Descriptive list.
Related Units of Description:
GB 812 HB 17: Records of Southern General Hospital
GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow
GB 812 HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board
Publication Note:
Hutton, Guthrie, and Binns, Kenneth, Leverndale Hospital 100 years (Glasgow, Greater Glasgow Community and Mental Health NHS Trust, 1998).

Fonds-Level Description Compilation Details

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

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