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

Scope and Content

  • Annual Reports, 1899-1943;
  • Clinical records, 1931-1951;
  • Correspondence, 1960-1982;
  • Legacies and donations book, 1937-1948;
  • Maps and plans, 1926-1976;
  • Minutes, 1880-1982;
  • Photographs, c1925-1982;
  • Registers, 1914-1979;
  • Staff Association minutes, 1932-1957;
  • Statistics regarding patients, 1943-1974;

Administrative / Biographical History

A dispensary instituted in 1872 was reorganised as the Hospital and Dispensary for Diseases of the Ear in 1880. In 1905 its name was changed to Glasgow Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital. In 1926 the Hospital moved from Elmbank Crescent to new premises in St Vincent Street. In 1948 it joined the National Health Service under the Glasgow Western Hospitals Board of Management and in 1974 it was placed within the Western District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. The Hospital closed in 1982.


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 records within these periods, or information regarding your own treatment or employment, you should contact the Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

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Appraisal Information

Appraised in accordance to 0812 standards.


No further accruals expected.

Related Material

GB 812 HB 4: Records of Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, Glasgow; GB 812 HB 37: Records of Glasgow Western (and Gartnavel) Hospitals Board of Management; GB 812 HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board, Glasgow; GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow.