Records of the Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Registers, 1892-1949;
  • Case notes, 1914-1946;
  • Miscellaneous, 1890-1986;
  • Minutes, 1885-1948;
  • Annual reports, 1887-1951;
  • Letter books, 1887-1947

Administrative / Biographical History

The hospital opened in temporary premises in 1890 and moved to Coplaw St in 1896. It had 30 beds in 1896 and 83 by 1907. A second new wing increased this to 156 in 1927. A 30 bed annexe for paying patients was added in 1936. When the hospital joined the National Health Service in 1948 it was placed under the Glasgow Maternity and Women's Hospitals Board of Management. In 1974 it was placed in the South Eastern District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. In 1991 the Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women was closed. In 1992 the premises were briefly re-opened as an orthopaedic and general surgery unit managed by the Victoria Infirmary.

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.

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

Appraisal Information

Appraised in accordance with standard GB 0812 procedure.

Related Material

  • GB 812 HB 45: Records of Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital;
  • GB 812 HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board;
  • GB 812 HB 53: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board South Eastern District;
  • GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow