Records of Barshaw Hospital, Paisley, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Registers of admissions and discharges 1921-1959
  • Maternity register and notebook 1942-1959
  • Ledger 1947-1948

Administrative / Biographical History

Paisley Town Council opened Barshaw Hospital as a maternity and child welfare unit in 1921 . It was transferred to the National Health Service in 1948  as Barshaw Maternity Hospital and was under the Board of Management for Paisley and District Hospitals until 1974  when it was placed in the Renfrew District of Argyll and Clyde Health Board. It closed as a maternity hospital in 1959  and reopened as a geriatric hospital in 1961 .


The material is arranged into series as described in the scope and content. Within series, the items are generally arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

Administrative records are subject to a 30 year closure period and 75 years for clinical patient records, subject to the over-riding provisions of the Data Protection Act

Acquisition Information


Other Finding Aids

Manual file level list available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alistair Tough, GGHB Archivist, 23 July 1998

Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 21 December 2001

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the GGHB Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & 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 AC 021 Records of Paisley & District Hospitals Board of Management

GB 812 AC 057 Records of Renfrew District of Argyll and Clyde Health Board, Paisley

GB 812 HB 028 Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow

Geographical Names