Records of Gartloch Hospital, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minutes, 1948-1974;
  • Committee papers, 1968-1971;
  • Accounts, 1932-1972;
  • Miscellaneous, c1832-1995;
  • Registers, 1896-1989;
  • Annual reports, 1896-1964;
  • Pathology records, 1897-1967;
  • Admission documents, 1896-1968;
  • Lantern slides, 1896-1938
  • Ward journals, 1970-1973;
  • Case notes, 1939-1965;
  • Maps and plans, 1874-1990;
  • Female casebooks, 1897-1955;
  • Male casebooks, 1896-1955;
  • Items from nurses' home time capsule, c1898;
  • Photographs, c.early 20th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gartloch Hospital was built by the City of Glasgow District Lunacy Board. When opened in 1896 the hospital had a bed complement of 540, this rose to a peak of 830 in 1904 and by 1990 was 530. Although primarily a psychiatric hospital, Gartloch had other roles. A 50 bed tuberculosis sanitorium was opened in 1902 and closed after World War II. During the War, Gartloch was transformed into an Emergency Medical Services hospital. Psychiatric patients were transferred to other hospitals and a number of "temporary" hutted wards built. A legacy of this wartime use was a 160 bed medical unit which was not phased out until the 1960s. When Gartloch joined the National Health Service in 1948 it was placed under the Board of Management for Glasgow North-Eastern Mental Hospitals. When the Greater Glasgow Health Board was created in 1974 Gartloch was placed within the Eastern District. From 1993 Gartloch was within the ambit of the Greater Glasgow Community and Mental Health Services NHS Trust. Gartloch Hospital closed in 1996.


Generally chronological within record series.

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Acquisition Information

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Appraisal Information

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Related Material

Gartloch Emergency Hospital

Location of Originals

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