Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow

Reference HB81
Dates of Creation 1967-1981
Name of Creator Gartnavel General Hospital (hospital: 1973- : Glasgow)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 0.20 meters

Scope and Content

Maps and plans, 1967-1981

Administrative / Biographical History

Gartnavel General Hospital was designed as a variant of the Scottish District General Hospital ‘model’ and opened in 1973 . At a late stage in the construction in-patient facilities for ophthalmology were added, following a fire in 1971 which destroyed much of the Glasgow Eye Infirmary. Management of the hospital was vested in the Glasgow Western and Gartnavel Hospitals Board of Management until National Health Service reorganisation in 1974 when it transferred to the Western District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. In 1993 responsibility passed to the West Glasgow Hospitals University National Health Service Trust. Originally the hospital contained 576 beds housed in a 8-storey ward block located on top of a 3-storey podium. Residential accommodation for 330 staff and students was provided in 15 adjacent blocks. Additional accommodation for communicable disease medicine was built at Gartnavel in 1998. A homeopathic hospital was added also.

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
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Related Material
HB 3: Glasgow Eye Infirmary; HB 6: Records of Western Infirmary, Glasgow; HB 8 Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital; HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow; HB 37: Records of Glasgow Western (and Gartnavel) Hospitals Board of Management; HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board