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Records of Western District Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 HB 44.
Records of Western District Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
4.00 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Western District Hospital (hospital: 1902-1965: Glasgow, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

Administrative/Biographical History

Built in 1902-1904 by the combined City and Barony Parish for the treatment of acute medical and surgical cases, the Western District Hospital was commonly known as Oakbank Hospital. Oakbank was sited on a triangular plot bounded by Possil Road, Garscube Road and a canal. Oakbank became a Glasgow Corporation hospital in 1930 and joined the National Health Service in 1948 under the Board of Management for Glasgow Northern Hospitals. The Western District Hospital closed in 1965. The buildings were temporarily used as the Royal Hospital for Sick Children between 1966 and 1971, during re-building at Yorkhill.

Scope and Content

  • Accident book, 1959-1965
  • Admission registers, 1951-1965
  • Indexes to patients, 1950-1965
  • Maps and plans, 1900-1965
  • Registers of births, deaths, operations and casualties, 1956-1965
  • Register of multiple births, neo-natal deaths and still births, 1952-1960
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.
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 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.