NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives

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  • Address
    • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives, Glasgow, G3 7DN, Scotland, UK
  • Opening Hours
    • From 1st January 2023 NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Archives services are currently unavailable while NHS GGC reviews service options. An update on service availability will be made available on the service website as soon as possible.
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  • History

    The holdings of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives, one of the largest health authority archives in the United Kingdom, consist principally of the archives of the hospitals in the Glasgow area and in Paisley and Greenock.

    These date back to the late eighteenth century when Glasgow Royal Infirmary was established. The archive also holds the prime records of the defunct Western Regional Health Board and of the Greater Glasgow Health Board.

    The archives include the minutes of governing bodies, architects’ drawings of hospital buildings, photographs, accounts, correspondence, reports and records of patient care. Medical advances documented include antiseptic surgery (Lister), aseptic surgery (Macewen), caesarean delivery (Cameron), ultrasound (Donald) and the use of X-rays (MacIntyre). Developments in psychiatric care (Parry-Jones), physiotherapy (T M Anderson) and nursing (Strong) are also extensively covered.