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Administrative records of Foresthall Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

Author:
Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
Reference:
GB 812 HB 29.
Title:
Administrative records of Foresthall Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
1931-c.1973.
Extent:
0.10 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Foresthall Hospital (hospital: 1850-1980s: Glasgow, Scotland).
Language of Material:
English.
Level of Description:
Fonds.
Edition:
First edition.

Administrative/Biographical History

Note: records relating to poor house inmates are held by Glasgow City Archives (see contact details).

Foresthall Hospital opened in 1850 as Barnhill Poorhouse it was renamed Foresthall Home and Hospital in 1945. It remained under the control of Glasgow Corporation as a "non-transferred institution" under the 1947 National Health Service (Scotland) Act. It catered mainly for vagrants but had a geriatric section which was supervised by the Glasgow Northern Hospitals Board of Management / District. The geriatric section was closed in stages between 1978 and 1983 with the patients being dispersed to Belvidere, Duke Street, Ruchill and Stobhill Hospitals. The hospital was demolished in the late 1980s.


Scope and Content

  • Annual report, 1931
  • Notes regarding hospital history, c.1973
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record class.
Custodial History:
Unknown.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Unknown.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
Accruals:
None expected.
Access Conditions:
No restrictions.
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 99: Records of Bernard Isaacs
GB 812 HB 32: Records of Glasgow Northern Hospitals Board of Management/District
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.