- Registry files regarding department’s buildings, equipment and staff, services to hospitals and clinical research including cardiac pacemakers, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine 1948-1983
- Publications of department 1956-1992
- Annual reports 1954-1960
- Files, reports and publications removed by Professor Lenihan for projected history of department, including material relating to audiometry, radiology and radiotherapy 1944-1985
- Hospital Physicists Association daybooks and publications accumulated by J. McKie (Honorary Secretary, Bulletin Editor and President) 1948-1990
Records of Regional Physics Department of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow, Scotland
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- ReferenceGB 812 HB 70
- Dates of Creation1944-1992
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description5 metres
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Regional Physics Department of Western Regional Hospital Board was established in 1953 . In 1974 the Department became a joint service of the West of Scotland Health Boards. For a time it was the largest clinical physics department in Britain. The bulk of its staff were based in hospitals but the department provided them with technical support, a unified management structure and enhanced promotion prospects. During the reorganisation which took place in 1992 it proved impossible to maintain a unified service in an area with so many autonomous trusts. The department was disbanded, with the professor of clinical physics and the largest single part of the staff transferring to the Western Infirmary, Glasgow.
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Department of Clinical Physics and Bio Engineering and Mrs Nancy Lenihan
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Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998
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Bulk of records held within National Health Service prior to transfer. Some items were in custody of Professor John Lenihan at the time of his death.