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Records of Mearnskirk Hospital, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 HB 64.
Records of Mearnskirk Hospital, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
1.00 metre.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Mearnskirk Hospital (tuberculosis and geriatric hospital: 1930- : Renfrewshire, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

Mearnskirk Hospital was built as a children’s tuberculosis hospital by Glasgow Corporation’s Public Health Department. It opened in 1930 and had 500 beds. Between 1939 and 1946 the hospital was used firstly as an Emergency Medical Service Hospital and later as a Naval Auxiliary Hospital. It reverted to civilian use as a tuberculosis hospital but rapidly diversified under the National Health Service. It was placed under the Board of Management for Glasgow Victoria Hospitals in 1948 and under the South Eastern District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board in 1974. Mearnskirk was reclassified as a general hospital in 1960 but by the late 1980s had become a solely geriatric unit. When the Victoria Infirmary NHS Trust was created in 1992 Mearnskirk was placed within its jurisdiction.

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Scope and Content

  • Admissions register, armed services, 1940-1946
  • Files and publications, 1914-1920
  • Maps and plans, 1914-1920
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record class.
Custodial History:
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Mearnskirk Hospital, Renfrewshire,Scotland.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
Further accessions are 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:
Imcomplete descriptive list.
Related Units of Description:
GB 812 HB 13: Records of Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow
GB 812 HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board
GB 812 HB 53: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board South Eastern District
GB 812 HB 23: Records of Victoria Infirmary, 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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