Barshaw Hospital, Paisley

Reference AC 14

Dates of Creation 1921-1959

Name of Creator Barshaw Hospital (1921-1959 : Paisley)

Language of Material English

Physical Description 1.2 metres

Scope and Content

Registers of admissions and discharges 1921-1959

Maternity register and notebook 1942-1959

Ledger 1947-1948

Administrative / Biographical History

Paisley Town Council opened Barshaw Hospital as a maternity and child welfare unit in 1921. It was transferred to the National Health Service in 1948 as Barshaw Maternity Hospital and was under the Board of Management for Paisley and District Hospitals until 1974 when it was placed in the Renfrew District of Argyll and Clyde Health Board. It closed as a maternity hospital in 1959 and reopened as a geriatric hospital in 1961 . It finally closed in the late 1990s and was converted into flats.



The material is arranged into series as described in the scope and content. Within series, the items are generally arranged chronologically.


Conditions Governing Access

There is a 75 year closure period on medical records of adults, and a 100 year closure period on medical records of minors


Acquisition Information: Unknown


Other Finding Aids Manual file level list available in searchroom


Alternative Form Available: No known copies


Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alistair Tough, Archivist, 23 July 1998, revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 21 December 2001 and amended by Alistair Tough, Archivist, 19 February 2019


Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents


Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard procedures


Custodial History

Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer


Accruals: None expected


Related Material

AC 21 Records of Paisley & District Hospitals Board of Management


AC 57 Records of Renfrew District of Argyll and Clyde Health Board, Paisley


HB 28 Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow