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Records of Alexander Hospital, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 LK 9.
Records of Alexander Hospital, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
2.60 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Alexander Hospital (hospital: 1899-1978: Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Alexander Hospital was built and endowed from a bequest left by John Alexander, ironmaster and first Provost of Coatbridge. It opened in 1899 and accepted surgical and non-infectious cases from Shotts and Old and New Monklands. There were 20 beds in the original hospital which was extended in 1925. In 1948 it passed into the National Health Service under the Board of Management for Coatbridge, Airdrie and District Hospitals. An out–patient department was added in 1954 and a General Practitioner maternity unit in 1962. The hospital was placed in the Monklands and Cumbernauld District of Lanarkshire Health Board in 1974 and closed in 1978.

Scope and Content

  • Annual reports, 1903-1948
  • Registers of admissions, discharges and operations, 1899-1962
  • Registers of accident cases admitted, 1925-1968
  • Register of staff, 1899-1967
  • Ward journals, 1900-1947
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.
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
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.