Records of Duncan McPherson Hospital, Gourock, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Registers, 1925-1967.

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.

Arrangement

Arranged by series.

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

There is a paper based finding aid that can be located in the searchroom.

Appraisal Information

Appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.

Accruals

No further accruals expected.

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.