Mearnskirk Hospital, Renfrewshire

Reference HB 64
Dates of Creation 1914-1995
Name of Creator Mearnskirk Hospital (tuberculosis and geriatric hospital : 1930- : Renfrewshire)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 1 metre

Scope and Content

Admissions register, armed services 1940-1946
Files and publications 1923-1980
Maps and plans 1914-1995

Administrative / Biographical History

Mearnskirk Hospital was built as a children's tuberculosis hospital by Glasgow Corporation's Public Health Department. It opened in  1930  and had 500 beds. Between 1939 and 1946 the hospital was used firstly as an Emergency Medical Service Hospital and later as a Naval Auxiliary Hospital. It reverted to civilian use as a tuberculosis hospital but rapidly diversified under the National Health Service. It was placed under the Board of Management for Glasgow Victoria Hospitals in  1948  and under the South Eastern District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board in  1974 . Mearnskirk was reclassified as a general hospital in 1960 but by the late 1980s had become a solely geriatric unit. When the Victoria Infirmary NHS Trust was created in  1992  Mearnskirk was placed within its jurisdiction.  The last geriatric unit on site was in the process of shutting down in 2019.

Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access
Normal 30 year and 75 year closures apply

Acquisition Information
Mearnskirk Hospital, Renfrewshire,Scotland

Other Finding Aids
Descriptive list available

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
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer

Further accessions are expected

Related Material
HB 55, Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board; HB 53, Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board South Eastern District; and HB 23, Records of Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow

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Additional Information
Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998, revised 8 March 2019