Ninewells Hospital and Medical School

Scope and Content

The collection includes:

  • Minutes, 1969-1972
  • Reports, 1961
  • Patients’ Records, 1974-2001
  • Legal Records, 1956-1980
  • Administration Records, 1969-1981
  • Records relating to the History and construction of Ninewells Hospital, 1955-1975
  • Microfilm Records, c 1960-1991
  • Photographs, Glass Plate Negatives and Slides, c 1912-1990s

Administrative / Biographical History

Lord Hughes of Hawkhill laid the foundation stone for Ninewells Hospital and Medical School on 9th September 1965. The Queen Mother officially opened Ninewells on 23rd October 1974. The buildings at Ninewells, from the Dundee College of Nursing to the Maternity Department stand on a sloping parkland site with views across the River Tay. Ward units were planned on the 'race-track' principle, each unit having 48 beds in two wards of 24 beds. Ninewells was built to accommodate 800 beds and a staff of around 4,000. The associated Medical School is a centre for research and the combined complex is the largest in the U.K.


Records are arranged chronologically within series.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited in 2003 and 2004 (Accession Numbers 2003/103, 2003/105 and 2004/139). Further accession in 2012, 2011/455.

Other Finding Aids

Summary and Descriptive list available.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The records are on paper. The collection also includes microfilm rolls and glass plate negatives.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Ingrid E. Thomson, 'Unlocking the Medicine Chest' Project Archivist, 2004. Funding from the British Library and the Wellcome Trust Research Resources in Medical History assisted the creation of this description. Updated by Jennifer Johnstone, Assistant Archivist, July 2012.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.


Some expected.

Related Material

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  • THB 14 Maryfield Hospital
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  • THB 26 Dundee College of Nursing

Location of Originals

The material is original.

Geographical Names