Darnley Hospital, Renfrewshire

Reference HB15
Dates of Creation 1913-1971
Name of Creator Darnley Hospital (hospital: 1897-1992: Renfrewshire)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 0.30 meters

Scope and Content

Case notes, 1935-1957;
Registers of patients, 1913-1971;
Registers of staff, 1913-1966

Administrative / Biographical History

The Upper District of the County of Renfrew and the burghs of Pollokshaws and Barrhead jointly financed and administered Darnley Hospital which opened in 1897. Originally an infectious diseases hospital, Darnley was later used for tuberculosis patients too. When it joined the National Health Service in 1948 Darnley was placed under the Board of Management for Paisley and District Hospitals. Subsequently it was transformed into a geriatric hospital. In 1974 responsibility for Darnley seems to have been divided between the Renfrew District of the Argyll and Clyde Health Board and the South Western District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. The hospital closed in 1992.

Arranged by series.

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.

Other Finding Aids
A paper based finding aid can be located in the searchroom.

Appraisal Information
Appraised in line with standard procedures.

No further accruals expected.

Related Material
HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board, Glasgow; AC 21: Records of Paisley and 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.