Records of Mearnskirk Hospital, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Admissions register, armed services 1940-1946
  • Files and publications 1914-1920
  • Maps and plans 1914-1920

Administrative / Biographical History

Mearnskirk Hospital was built as a children's tuberculosis hospital by Glasgow Corporation's Public Health Department. It opened in  1930  and had 500 beds. Between 1939 and 1946 the hospital was used firstly as an Emergency Medical Service Hospital and later as a Naval Auxiliary Hospital. It reverted to civilian use as a tuberculosis hospital but rapidly diversified under the National Health Service. It was placed under the Board of Management for Glasgow Victoria Hospitals in  1948  and under the South Eastern District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board in  1974 . Mearnskirk was reclassified as a general hospital in 1960 but by the late 1980s had become a solely geriatric unit. When the Victoria Infirmary NHS Trust was created in  1992  Mearnskirk was placed within its jurisdiction.


Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year and 75 year closures apply

Acquisition Information

Mearnskirk Hospital, Renfrewshire,Scotland

Other Finding Aids

Incomplete descriptive list

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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


Further accessions are expected

Related Material

GB 812 HB 13, Records of Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow; HB 55, Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board; HB 53, Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board South Eastern District; and HB 23, Records of Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow


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Additional Information

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

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