- Minutes 1881-1948
- Annual Reports 1881-1947
- Ladies Auxiliary Association Annual Reports 1917-1940
- Accounts 1903-1957
- Hospital Secretaries files 1939-1951
- Registers of patients 1890-1948
- Ward journals 1890-1948
- Post mortem reports 1892-1963
- Pathological reports 1907-1950
- Record of attendances of out-patients for dressings 1933-1946
- Emergency Hospital Scheme daily returns for Victoria Infirmary 1944-1947 and Philipshill Auxiliary Hospital 1944-1946
- Pathological museum catalogue 1903
- Publications 1903-1985
- Caricatures of Glasgow medical men by Dr O. H. Mavor (James Bridie) undated
- Material relating to Philipshill Auxiliary Hospital 1930-1957
Records of Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Victoria Infirmary is located at Langside on the South Side of Glasgow. It was opened in 1890 as a voluntary hospital with a bed complement of 84 beds. By 1906 it had 260 beds. A further 120 bed wing was added in 1927 and a paying patients block was completed in 1935. In the late 1940s the Infirmary was designated a major teaching hospital. Between 1959 and 1971 substantial upgrading and new building work, including new laboratories, operating theatres and Out-Patients Department, was undertaken. The Victoria acquired a convalescent home, Brooksby at Largs, in 1897 and built the first country auxiliary hospital in Scotland: Philipshill Hospital which opened in 1929. In 1948 the Victoria joined the National Health Service as the leading hospital under the Board of Management for Glasgow Victoria Hospitals. In 1974 it was placed in the South Eastern District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. In 1992 the Victoria Infirmary achieved trust status within the NHS. In 1999 the Victoria Infirmary NHS Trust was replaced by the larger Southern Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust which also includes the Southern General Hospital.
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Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland
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Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998.
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