Nursing report books and summaries of daily activities

Scope and Content

Includes information regarding patient’s activities, sleep, behaviour, medication, and bodily health on a daily basis.


Report books and daily registers are arranged in numerical order by ward number and chronologically within this.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The daily registers were found underneath the floor of the chapel at Gartnavel Hospital and were badly affected by mould and damp. These volumes have undergone conservation work and most are now generally in good condition although in some volumes the pages are sticking together or text is badly faded as a result of the damp conditions and this is something that cannot be fixed. Notes on physical condition are added to each item description. Some may be unfit for production in the searchroom.

Custodial History

The summary of daily activities registers were recently found underneath the floor of the chapel in Gartnavel Hospital during renovation work and as such they are a new addition to the collection.