Records of Elder Cottage Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Admissions books, 1948-1987;
  • Hospital records, 1903-1984;
  • Register of operations, 1973-1984.

Administrative / Biographical History

Endowed in memory of John Elder, a shipbuilder, the Elder Cottage Hospital opened in 1903-1904. It was a general medical and surgical hospital and associated with the Western Infirmary until 1948 when it became a surgical unit under the Board of Management for Glasgow South Western Hospitals. The hospital was transferred to the South Western District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board in 1974. It closed in 1987.


Arranged by series.

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 or employment, 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 HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board, Glasgow; GB 812 HB 16: Records of Glasgow South-Western Hospitals Board of Management; GB 812 HB 17: Records of Southern General Hospital, Glasgow; GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow.