Records of Darnley Hospital, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Case notes, 1935-1957;
  • Registers of patients, 1913-1971;
  • Registers of staff, 1913-1966

Administrative / Biographical History

The Upper District of the County of Renfrew and the burghs of Pollokshaws and Barrhead jointly financed and administered Darnley Hospital which opened in 1897. Originally an infectious diseases hospital, Darnley was later used for tuberculosis patients too. When it joined the National Health Service in 1948 Darnley was placed under the Board of Management for Paisley and District Hospitals. Subsequently it was transformed into a geriatric hospital. In 1974 responsibility for Darnley seems to have been divided between the Renfrew District of the Argyll and Clyde Health Board and the South Western District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. The hospital closed in 1992.


Arranged by series.

Conditions Governing Access

There is a 75 year closure period on medical records of adults, and a 100 year closure period on medical records of minors. The 75 year closure period also applies to staff records.

If you seek patient records within these periods, or information regarding your own treatment or employment, you should contact the Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

A paper based finding aid can be located in the searchroom.

Appraisal Information

Appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.


No further accruals expected.

Related Material

GB 812 HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board, Glasgow; GB 812 AC 21: Records of Paisley and District Hospitals Board of Management; GB 812 AC 57: Records of Renfrew District of Argyll and Clyde Health Board, Paisley;GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow.