Records of Duncan McPherson Hospital, Gourock, Scotland
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The hospital was endowed by Captain Duncan McPherson of Gourock and opened in 1925. It admitted medical and minor surgical cases and had 12 beds. 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.
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Conditions Governing Access
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