Birdston Hospital, Stirlingshire

Reference HB 33

Dates of Creation 1900-1979

Name of Creator

Birdston Hospital (hospital : 1900-1992 : Stirlingshire)

Language of Material English

Physical Description 0.5 metres

Scope and Content

Registers 1900-1979

Plans of buildings and utilities 1960-1967

Administrative / Biographical History

Birdston Hospital opened in 1900 as Lennox Joint Hospital, serving parts of Dunbartonshire and Stirlingshire. In 1948 it joined the National Health Service under the Board of Management for Dunbartonshire Hospitals. It was an Infectious Disease hospital and, from the 1940s, a tuberculosis hospital until 1960 when it was transferred to the Board of Management for Kirkintilloch and Kilsyth Hospitals, renamed Birdston and transformed into a geriatric unit of 47 beds. In 1974 Birdston was placed in the Northern District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. Birdston was closed in 1992 .



Chronological within record class


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

Lenzie Hospital, Lenzie, Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire


Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list


Alternative Form Available

No known copies


Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998 amended 19 February 2019.


Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and 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

HB 28, Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow and HB 32, Records of Glasgow Northern Hospitals Board of Management/District