Records of Broomhill and Lanfine Hospitals, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Scottish National Institution for Incurables and Association for the Relief of Incurables in Glasgow and the West of Scotland minutes 1874-1948
  • Annual Reports 1875-1947
  • Financial records 1874-1974
  • Registers of patients, including case notes 1876-1948
  • Broomhill legal and estate papers 1879-1955
  • Letter books 1874-1948
  • Estate and hospital plans 1892-1970
  • Pamphlets, ephemera and press cuttings 1874-1980
  • Photographs c.1900-1990

Administrative / Biographical History

Broomhill Hospital was built by the Association for the Relief of Incurables in Glasgow and the West of Scotland and opened in  1876 . It catered for patients suffering from tuberculosis, cancer, chronic rheumatism and other incurable conditions. Paupers were excluded. By 1893 Broomhill could accomodate 100 patients. In  1904  the  Lanfine Home for tuberculosis sufferers was added. From 1960 the Lanfine Home was used for geriatric patients. In  1948  the hospitals were placed under the Kirkintilloch and Kilsyth Board of Management and in  1974 were transferred to the Northern District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. Broomhill continued to cater for the young (under 65) chronic sick until it was closed along with Lanfine in  1995 .


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Access Information

Normal 30 year and 75 year closures apply

Acquisition Information

Broomhill Hospital

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Archivist's Note

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

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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


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Related Material

GB 812 HB 28, Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow and HB 39, Records of Kirkintilloch and Kisyth Hospitals Board of Management and HB 55, Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board


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