Records of Gateside Hospital, Greenock, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Annual report, 1933;
  • Financial records, 1908-1954;
  • Minutes, 1922-1948;
  • Registers, 1908-1979;
  • Ward journals, 1926-1945.

Administrative / Biographical History

Greenock and District Combination Hospital, later known as Gateside Infectious Diseases Hospital, was opened in 1908. As the original name implies, representatives from the corporations of Greenock, Gourock, Port Glasgow, and from Renfrew County Council jointly managed it. With the establishment of the National Health Service in 1948, the hospital 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 and closed in 1979. As the incidence of infectious diseases fell in the 1950s and 1960s so the hospital changed its function to orthopaedic surgery, paediatric medicine and general medicine.


Arranged by series.

Access Information

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, 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.