Records of Western District Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Admission registers 1951-1965
  • Indexes to patients 1950-1965
  • Registers of births, deaths, operations and casualties 1956-1965
  • Register of multiple births, neo-natal deaths and still births 1952-1960
  • Accident book 1959-1965
  • Maps and plans 1900-1965

Administrative / Biographical History

Built in  1902-1904  by the combined City and Barony Parish for the treatment of acute medical and surgical cases, the  Western District Hospital was commonly known as Oakbank Hospital. Oakbank was sited on a triangular plot bounded by Possil Road, Garscube Road and a canal. Oakbank became a Glasgow Corporation hospital in 1930 and joined the National Health Service in  1948  under the Board of Management for Glasgow Northern Hospitals. The Western District Hospital closed in  1965 . The buildings were temporarily used as the Royal Hospital for Sick Children between 1966 and 1971, during re-building at Yorkhill.


Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year and 75 year closures apply

Acquisition Information


Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

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

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

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


None expected

Related Material

GB 812 HB 28, Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow; HB 19, Records of Glasgow Corporation and Glasgow Parish Council; and HB 32, Records of Glasgow Northern Hospitals Board of Management/District.