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Records of Killearn Hospital, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 HB 43.
Records of Killearn Hospital, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
1.00 metre.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Killearn Hospital (emergency hospital: 1940-1972: Stirlingshire, Scotland) .
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

The Killearn Hospital was an emergency medical service hospital was opened in 1940. By the end of the Second World War it had 640 beds and neuro-surgical, orthopaedic and peripheral nerve injury specialist units. In 1948 it joined the National Health Service under the Board of Management for Glasgow Western Hospitals. The location of the hospital, 15 miles North West of Glasgow, caused it to be rather isolated and inconvenient for patients and their families so over a period of years parts of Killearn’s work were transferred elsewhere. It was finally closed in 1972.

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Scope and Content

  • Maps and plans, 1965–1967
  • Orthopaedic operations books, 1956–1972
  • Registers of admissions and discharges, 1940–1950
  • Typed notes on examination of patients, 1942–1943
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record class.
Custodial History:
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Western Infirmary, Glasgow.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
None expected.
Legal Status:
Public records.
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 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board
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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