Hawkhead Infectious Diseases Hospital, Paisley

Reference AC43
Dates of Creation 1913-67
Name of Creator Hawkhead Infectious Diseases Hospital (Hospital: Paisley)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 0.5 metres

Scope and Content

Registers of patients, 1913-49;
Daily returns, 1966-67;
Staff records, 1960s;
Ledger, 1942-49;
Miscellaneous and ephemera, 20th century

Administrative / Biographical History

Hawkhead Infectious Diseases Hospital was built for the Burgh of Paisley and opened in 1936.  It had a number of separate ward blocks (to facilitate the prevention of cross-infection) and a building containing single-bed units in which patients were housed until a diagnosis was finalized.  It would seem that Hawkhead took over the responsibility for TB patients from Paisley Pthisis Hospital.
In 1948 responsibility for Hawkhead passed to the National Health Service and was vested in the Board of Management for Paisley and District Hospitals.  In the re-organisation of 1974 overall responsibility for Hawkhead passed to the Argyll and Clyde Health Board and was vested in their Renfrew District.  The hospital is now closed.

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Conditions Governing Access
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Acquisition Information
Acquired from Dykebar Hospital, 2019

Other Finding Aids
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Alternative Form Available
No known copies

Archivist's Note
Fonds level description compiled by Alistair Tough, 8 May 2019

Appraisal Information
This material has been appraised in line with standard procedures

Custodial History
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer

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Related Material
AB1 Argyll and Clyde Health Board; AC21 Board of Management for Paisley and District Hospitals; HB28 Western Regional Hospital Board