Records of Alexander Hospital, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire

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

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 .


Chronological within record class

Access Information

Normal 30 year and 75 year closures apply

Acquisition Information

Lanarkshire Health Board

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