Broomhill and Lanfine Hospitals, Kirkintilloch

Reference HB 31
Dates of Creation 1874-1995
Name of Creator Broomhill and Lanfine Hospitals (hospitals : 1896-1995 : Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 9 metres

Scope and Content

Scottish National Institution for Incurables and Association for the Relief of Incurables in Glasgow and the West of Scotland minutes 1874-1948
Annual Reports 1875-1947
Financial records 1874-1974
Registers of patients, including case notes 1876-1948
Broomhill legal and estate papers 1879-1955
Letter books 1874-1948
Estate and hospital plans 1892-1970
Pamphlets, ephemera and press cuttings 1874-1980
Photographs c.1900-1990

Administrative / Biographical History

Broomhill Hospital was built by the Association for the Relief of Incurables in Glasgow and the West of Scotland and opened in  1876 . It catered for patients suffering from tuberculosis, cancer, chronic rheumatism and other incurable conditions. Paupers were excluded. By 1893 Broomhill could accomodate 100 patients. In  1904  the  Lanfine Home for tuberculosis sufferers was added. From 1960 the Lanfine Home was used for geriatric patients. In  1948  the hospitals were placed under the Kirkintilloch and Kilsyth Board of Management and in  1974 were transferred to the Northern District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. Broomhill continued to cater for the young (under 65) chronic sick until it was closed along with Lanfine in  1995 .

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
Broomhill Hospital

Other Finding Aids
Descriptive list

Alternative Form Available
No known copies

Archivist's Note
Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow Health Board Archivist, 23 July 1998 and revised by Alistair Tough, 20 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

None expected

Related Material
HB 28, Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow and HB 39, Records of Kirkintilloch and Kisyth Hospitals Board of Management and HB 55, Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board