Records of Greenock Eye Infirmary, Greenock, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Annual reports, 1895-1911;
  • Financial records, 1916-1948;
  • Minutes, 1879-1948;
  • Register of patients, 1926-1979

Administrative / Biographical History

James Ferguson bequeathed GBP 6,000 to provide an Eye Infirmary in Greenock. The Trustees rented a consulting room in Greenock Infirmary, and in 1880 the first oculist was appointed. A separate Eye Infirmary was opened in 1894. Until 1921 the Infirmary catered for both eye and ENT patients. With the establishment of the National Health Service in 1948, the Eye Infirmary joined the Board of Management for the Greenock and District Hospitals. In 1974 it passed into the care of the Inverclyde District of the Argyll and Clyde Board. The Infirmary closed in 1979.


Arranged by series.

Conditions Governing Access

There is a 75 year closure period on medical records of adults, and a 100 year closure period on medical records of minors. The 75 year closure period also applies to staff records.

If you seek patient records within these periods, or information regarding your own treatment or employment, you should contact the Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

A paper based finding aid can be located in the searchroom.

Appraisal Information

Appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.


No further accruals expected.

Related Material

GB 812 AC 9: Records of Greenock and District Hospitals Board of Management; GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow.