- Registers, 1892-1949;
- Case notes, 1914-1946;
- Miscellaneous, 1890-1986;
- Minutes, 1885-1948;
- Annual reports, 1887-1951;
- Letter books, 1887-1947
Records of the Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 812 HB 25
- Dates of Creation1885-1986
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description31 metres
Scope and Content
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.
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