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Records of Robroyston Hospital, tuberculosis and maternity hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 HB 36.
Records of Robroyston Hospital, tuberculosis and maternity hospital, Glasgow, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
4.00 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Robroyston Hospital (tuberculosis and maternity hospital: 1918-1977: Glasgow, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

Robroyston Hospital was built as a municipal smallpox and tuberculosis hospital and opened in 1918. It was temporarily used as a military hospital in 1918-1919. By 1925 450 beds at Robroyston were devoted to tuberculosis patients, almost half of Glasgow’s total complement. In 1945 a maternity unit was added. In 1948 Robroyston joined the National Health Service under the Board of Management for Glasgow Northern Hospitals. In 1974 it was placed in the Northern District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. In 1977 Robroyston was closed.

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Scope and Content

  • Accident books, 1962-1976
  • Case notes, tuberculosis patients, 1925-1927
  • Maps and plans, 1903-1946
  • Mortuary books, 1920-1977
  • Notes regarding tuberculosis patients sent to Switzerland, 1951-1955
  • Patient and bed statistics, 1941-1977
  • Registers of births, 1945-1977
  • Register of mantoux tests, 1955-1976
  • Registers of operations, 1939-1977
  • Registers of patients, 1919-1977
  • Registers of vaccinations, 1942-1976
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record class.
Custodial History:
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Robroyston Hospital, Glasgow.
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 19: Records of Glasgow Corporation and Glasgow Parish Council
GB 812 HB 32: Records of Glasgow Northern Hospitals Board of Management/District
GB 812 HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board
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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