Records of Greenock Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, Greenock, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Miscellaneous other records;
  • Registers, 1939-1966,

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1894, ear, nose and throat patients, formerly treated in Greenock Royal Infirmary, were transferred to a new ENT department within the Eye Infirmary. In 1921, the ENT department was transferred to the old prison buildings in Nelson Street where it remained for a decade. A new hospital was built in Eldon Street, with provision for twenty in-patients. It also had an out-patients department and worked in co-operation with Greenock Royal Infirmary. 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 was closed in 1979.

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, 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.

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.