Foresthall Home and Hospital, Glasgow

Reference HB 29
Dates of Creation 1931-c.1973
Name of Creator Foresthall Home and Hospital (hospital : 1850-1980s : Glasgow)

Language of Material English
Physical Description 0.1 metres


The main archive of Foresthall Home and Hospital is held by Glasgow City Archives

Scope and Content

Annual Report 1931
Notes regarding hospital history c.1973

Administrative / Biographical History

Foresthall Hospital opened in  1850  as  Barnhill Poorhouse it was renamed Foresthall Home and Hospital in  1945 . It remained under the control of Glasgow Corporation as a "non-transferred institution" under the 1947 National Health Service (Scotland) Act. It catered mainly for vagrants but had a geriatric section which was supervised by the Glasgow Northern Hospitals Board of Management / District. The geriatric section was closed in stages between  1978  and  1983  with the patients being dispersed to Belvidere, Duke Street, Ruchill and Stobhill Hospitals. The hospital was demolished in the late 1980s.

Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions

Acquisition Information

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

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

None expected

Related Material
HB 28, Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow, HB 99, Memoirs of Bernard Isaacs and HB 32, Records of Glasgow Northern Hospitals Board of Management/District.