Records of Blawarthill Hospital, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Ward plan, 1971.

Administrative / Biographical History

Blawarthill Hospital opened as the Renfrew and Clydebank Joint Hospital in 1897. It was an Infectious Disease hospital until 1951 when tuberculosis and other specialties were added. In 1967 Blawarthill became a geriatric hospital. It entered the National Health Service in 1948 under the Board of Management for Dunbartonshire Hospitals, was placed in the Greater Glasgow Health Board Western District in 1974 and came under the West Glasgow Hospitals University National Health Service Trust from 1994. Blawarthill Hospital closed in 2012.

Conditions Governing Access

Because of the sensitive nature of much of the information contained in these records there is a 75 year closure period on all patient records. There is a 100 year closure period on records of minors. Those seeking information on patient records which are less than 75 years old should contact the archivist.

Other Finding Aids

A paper based finding aid can be located in the searchroom.

Appraisal Information

Appraised according to standard GB 0812 procedure.


No further accruals expected.

Related Material

GB 812 HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board; GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow.