- Annual Report 1931
- Notes regarding hospital history c.1973
Records of Foresthall Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland
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- Dates of Creation1931-c.1973
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Administrative / Biographical History
Foresthall Hospital opened in 1850 as Barnhill Poorhouse it was renamed Foresthall Home and Hospital in 1945 . It remained under the control of Glasgow Corporation as a "non-transferred institution" under the 1947 National Health Service (Scotland) Act. It catered mainly for vagrants but had a geriatric section which was supervised by the Glasgow Northern Hospitals Board of Management / District. The geriatric section was closed in stages between 1978 and 1983 with the patients being dispersed to Belvidere, Duke Street, Ruchill and Stobhill Hospitals. The hospital was demolished in the late 1980s.
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Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998
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