NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives

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  • Address
    • c/o Glasgow City Archives, Mitchell Library, Glasgow, G3 7DN, Scotland, UK
  • Opening Hours
    • We are running a reduced service until Spring 2022. We will prioritise enquiries from people seeking access to their own information (or making a request on behalf of another person). However, we are unable to accept new enquiries relating to biographical or academic research, or to host reader visits. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes. We are planning the reintroduction of services as soon as possible in the Spring.
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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.

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