Records of Redlands Hospital for Women, Glasgow, 1902-1978

Scope and Content

  • Minutes, 1902-1974;
  • Miscellaneous, 1919-1985;
  • Registers, 1903-1978;
  • Clinical records, 1903-1929;
  • Photographs, paintings, etc, 1870-1972;
  • Maps and plans, 1870-1923.

Administrative / Biographical History

Founded in 1902 as the Glasgow Women's Private Hospital, it was staffed entirely by women until 1955. Unlike the voluntary hospitals it charged modest fees for its services. In 1948 it was absorbed into the ambit of the Western Regional Health Board under which it functioned as a gynaecology and obstetrics unit, particularly for paying patients. Redlands was under the Board of Management for Glasgow Maternity and Women's Hospitals from 1948 to 1974 and then in the Western District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. The Hospital closed in 1978.

Access Information

Because of the sensitive nature of much of the information contained in these records there is a 75 year closure period on all patient records. There is a 100 year closure period on records of minors.

Those seeking information on patient records which are less than 75 years old should contact the archivist.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material.

Appraisal Information

Appraised according to standard GB 0812 procedures.


No further accruals expected.

Geographical Names