Records of Glasgow Western (and Gartnavel) Hospitals Board of Management, administrative body, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Board of Management minutes 1948-1974
  • Attendance register 1948-1973
  • Annual Report 1965-1966

Administrative / Biographical History

Glasgow Western Hospitals Board of Management was formed in  1948  and was responsible for the Western Infirmary, Glasgow Eye Infirmary, Glasgow Orthopaedic Clinic and the Killearn, Knightswood, Royal Beatson Memorial and Ear, Nose and Throat hospitals. In  1968  Gartnavel Royal Mental Hospital (which had previously had its own Board of Management) was brought within the scope of this Board of Management which was renamed the  Glasgow Western (and Gartnavel) Hospitals Board of Management accordingly. This amalgamation was carried out partly to facilitate the construction of the Gartnavel General Hospital which opened in 1973. In  1974  this Board of Management was succeeded by the Western District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board.


Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year closures apply

Acquisition Information

Greater Glasgow Health Board Western District

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 55, Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board; HB 13, Records of Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow; and HB 28, Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow

Geographical Names