Records of Robroyston Hospital, tuberculosis and maternity hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Registers of patients 1919-1977
  • Registers of operations 1939-1977
  • Registers of vaccinations 1942-1976
  • Registers of births 1945-1977
  • Register of mantoux tests 1955-1976
  • Case notes, tuberculosis patients 1925-1927
  • Notes regarding tuberculosis patients sent to Switzerland 1951-1955
  • Mortuary books 1920-1977
  • Accident books 1962-1976
  • Patient and bed statistics 1941-1977
  • Maps and plans 1903-1946

Administrative / Biographical History

Robroyston Hospital was built as a municipal smallpox and tuberculosis hospital and opened in  1918 . It was temporarily used as a military hospital in 1918-19. By 1925 450 beds at Robroyston were devoted to tuberculosis patients, almost half of Glasgow's total complement. In  1945  a maternity unit was added. In  1948  Robroyston joined the National Health Service under the Board of Management for Glasgow Northern Hospitals. In 1974 it was placed in the Northern District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. In  1977  Robroyston was closed.


Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year and 75 year closures apply

Acquisition Information

Robroyston Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures

Custodial History

Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer


None expected

Related Material

GB 812 HB 28, Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow; HB 55, Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board; HB 19, Records of Glasgow Corporation and Glasgow Parish Council; HB 32, Records of Glasgow Northern Hospitals Board of Management/District.