Records of Larkfield Hospital, Greenock, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minute books, 1929-1939;
  • Miscellaneous other records;
  • Registers, 1946-1975.

Administrative / Biographical History

In the 1920s Greenock Royal Infirmary launched an appeal for money to build a convalescent home for its patients. This was opened in 1929 and was known as Larkfield Auxiliary Hospital. It originally admitted convalescent patients only. By 1943 Larkfield was treating all the Greenock Royal Infirmary'ss medical cases. A new ward block, designed by the Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust, was completed in 1957. With the establishment of the National Health Service in 1948, the hospital joined the Board of Management for the Greenock and District Hospitals. In 1974 it passed into the care of the Inverclyde District of the Argyll and Clyde Board and was closed in 1979.

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, 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.

Related Material

GB 812 AC 9: Records of Greenock and District Hospitals Board of Management; GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow.