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Records of Bellshill Maternity Hospital, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 LK 30.
Records of Bellshill Maternity Hospital, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
22.00 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Bellshill Maternity Hospital (hospital: c1870- : Lanarkshire, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

Bellshill Maternity Hospital was built by Bothwell Parochial Board in the 1870s. It became a Lanarkshire County hospital in 1899. Originally Bellshill was an Infectious Diseases hospital. It began to be re–developed as a maternity hospital in 1917. Calderbank House Hospital near Baillieston functioned as an annexe of Bellshill Maternity Hospital between 1919 and 1964. When it joined the National Health Service in 1948, Bellshill was placed under the Board of Management for Coatbridge, Airdrie and District Hospitals. New hospital buildings were opened between 1958 and 1962. At the National Health Service re-organisation in 1974 Bellshill passed to the Monklands and Cumbernauld District of Lanarkshire Health Board.

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Scope and Content

  • Registers of patients, 1924-1962
  • Case books for births, abortions, ante-natal care, post-natal care and gynaecological cases, 1930-1954
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record class.
Custodial History:
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Lanarkshire Health Board.
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.

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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 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow
GB 812 LK 31: Records of Calderbank House Hospital, Baillieston
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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