Gartloch Hospital, Glasgow

Reference HB1
Dates of Creation 1896-1996
Name of Creator Gartloch Hospital, Glasgow 1896-1996
Language of Material English
Physical Description 27m

Scope and Content

Minutes, Board of Management for Glasgow North-Eastern Mental Hospitals, 1948-1974;
Committee papers, 1968-1971;
Accounts, 1932-1972;
Annual reports, 1896-1964;
Registers, 1896-1989;
Admission documents, 1896-1968;
Ward journals, 1970-1973;
Case notes, 1939-1965;
Female casebooks, 1897-1955;
Male casebooks, 1896-1955;
Pathology records, 1897-1967;
Lantern slides and photographs, 1896-1938
Maps and plans, 1874-1990;
Miscellaneous, c1832-1995;
Items from nurses' home time capsule, c1898.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gartloch Hospital was built by the City of Glasgow District Lunacy Board. When opened in 1896 the hospital had a bed complement of 540, this rose to a peak of 830 in 1904 and by 1990 was 530. Although primarily a psychiatric hospital, Gartloch had other roles. A 50 bed tuberculosis sanitorium was opened in 1902 and closed after World War II. During the War, Gartloch was transformed into an Emergency Medical Services hospital. Psychiatric patients were transferred to other hospitals and a number of "temporary" hutted wards built. A legacy of this wartime use was a 160 bed medical unit which was not phased out until the 1960s. When Gartloch joined the National Health Service in 1948 it was placed under the Board of Management for Glasgow North-Eastern Mental Hospitals. When the Greater Glasgow Health Board was created in 1974 Gartloch was placed within the Eastern District. From 1993 Gartloch was within the ambit of the Greater Glasgow Community and Mental Health Services NHS Trust. Gartloch Hospital closed in 1996.

Generally chronological within record series.

Conditions Governing Access
There is a 75 year closure period on medical records of adults. There is a 100 year closure period on the medical records of minors.

Appraisal Information
Appraised following standard practices.

Custodial History
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.

None expected.

Related Material
HB 49, Gartloch Emergency Hospital HB28, Western Regional Hospital Board HB55, Greater Glasgow Health Board.