Records of Foresthall Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Annual Report 1931
  • Notes regarding hospital history c.1973

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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Archivist's Note

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

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Related Material

GB 812 HB 28, Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow, HB 99, Records of Bernard Isaacs and HB 32, Records of Glasgow Northern Hospitals Board of Management/District.