Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow
Dates of Creation 1964-2010
Name of Creator Queen Mother's Hospital (maternity hospital: 1974-2010: Glasgow)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 4 shelf metres
Scope and Content
Division of Obstetrics, n.d.;
Patient Records, 1998-2010;
Staff Records, 1964-2010 ;
Statistics, 1976-1982 ;
Property Records, 1963-1996;
Public Relations and Publicity Material, 1964-2010 ;
Photographs, c.1960s-2000 ;
Administrative / Biographical History
The Queen Mother’s Hospital was established to meet the need for additional maternity beds in Glasgow and to provide a properly equipped academic department of obstetrics. The academic department was under the direction of the Regius Professor of Midwifery until 2002 when the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology was centralised at The Princess Royal Maternity Hospital.
The QMH began functioning in January 1964, although not complete, and was officially opened by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, on Sept 23 1964. The hospital had 114 maternity beds and 34 neonatal paediatric cots.
The Health Board set up a maternity services review in 2003, and despite a spirited campaign by the press, public and staff, the Board decided in 2004 that the QMH would close.
South Wing closed at end of Sept 2006 with beds moving to Princess Royal Maternity Hospital. The Queen Mother’s Hospital closed on 13 Jan 2010.
Arranged in series.
Conditions Governing Access
There is a 75 year closure period on the medical records of adults, and a 100 year closure period on the medical records of minors
Other Finding Aids
A paper finding aid can be located in the searchroom.
These records were organised and arranged by Mrs Alma Topen, Archivist of Yorkhill NHS Trust. This description was updated by Alistair Tough, Archivist of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on 8 March 2019.
No further accurals expected.
YH, Records of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, hospital, Glasgow; HB110, Papers of Ian Donald, obstetrician, 1910-1987; HB112 British Medical Ultrasound Society.
Robertson, E, Yorkhill Story: History of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill and Associated Hospitals Board of Management, 1972); Nicolson, M, 'Queen Mother's Hospital, 1964-2010' in Hutchison, I, Nicolson, M and Weaver, L Child health in Scotland (Scottish History Press, 2016)