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Records of Knightswood Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 HB 79.
Records of Knightswood Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
0.50 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Knightswood Hospital (hospital: 1877- : Glasgow, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

Knightswood Hospital was built jointly by the burghs of Hillhead, Maryhill and Partick and opened in 1877. It became a Glasgow Corporation hospital when the city boundaries were widened in 1912. From 90 beds it was expanded to a 256 bed capacity by 1946, by which date it was catering for smallpox and tuberculosis patients. Following the creation of the National Health Service in 1948 the hospital came under the Board of Management for Glasgow Western Hospitals. Cardiology, neurology and respiratory medicine units moved to Knightswood during the 1950s and 1960s.

As the scale of Glasgow hospital provision shrank, between 1974 and 1990, these specialties returned to the Western Infirmary. Knightswood thus became a geriatric unit. Knightswood was the location of a laundry and infusion fluids laboratory providing services to a large group of hospitals. The last geriatric patients at Knightswood Hospital were decanted by March 2000 and the hospital was then closed.

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Scope and Content

  • Maps and plans, 1909-1982
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 19: Records of Glasgow Corporation and Glasgow Parish Council
GB 812 HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board
GB 812 HB 85: Records of Regional Infusion Fluids Laboratory, Glasgow
GB 812 HB 6 and HH 66: Records of Western Infirmary, Glasgow
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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