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Records of Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 HB 81.
Records of Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
0.20 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow Archive.
Name of Creator:
Gartnavel General Hospital (hospital: 1973- : Glasgow, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

Gartnavel General Hospital was designed as a variant of the Scottish District General Hospital ‘model’ and opened in 1973 . At a late stage in the construction in-patient facilities for ophthalmology were added, following a fire in 1971 which destroyed much of the Glasgow Eye Infirmary. Management of the hospital was vested in the Glasgow Western and Gartnavel Hospitals Board of Management until National Health Service reorganisation in 1974 when it transferred to the Western District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. In 1993 responsibility passed to the West Glasgow Hospitals University National Health Service Trust. Originally the hospital contained 576 beds housed in a 8-storey ward block located on top of a 3-storey podium. Residential accommodation for 330 staff and students was provided in 15 adjacent blocks. Additional accommodation for communicable disease medicine was built at Gartnavel in 1998.

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Scope And Content

  • Maps and plans, 1967-1981
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record class.
Custodial History:
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Western Infirmary.
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 6 and HH 66: Records of Western Infirmary, Glasgow
GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow
GB 812 HB 37: Records of Glasgow Western (and Gartnavel) Hospitals Board of Management
GB 812 HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health 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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