Royal Beatson Memorial Hospital, Glasgow

Reference HB11
Dates of Creation 1890-1988
Name of Creator Royal Beatson Memorial Hospital (cancer treatment hospital: 1890-1988 : Glasgow)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 22.00 meters

Scope and Content

Alphabetical registers of patients, 1946-1970;
Card index to patients, 1890s-1940s;
District Nursing register, 1894-1931;
Dr McCartney's casebook, 1896-1905;
Files regarding supply of radium, 1920s-1930s;
Financial records, 1905-1948;
In-patients case notes, 1897-1979;
Maps and plans, 1950-1964;
Minutes, 1912-1977;
Night sisters report books, 1963-1968;
Out-patients case notes, 1893-1960;
Pathological investigation books, 1932-1981;
Post mortem reports, 1896-1981;
Radiotherapy registers, 1948-1956;
Radium treatment case notes, 1930-1936 and 1948-1969;
Registers of admissions and discharges, 1894-1988;
Registers of deaths, 1940-1988;
Registers of operations, 1894-1988;
Research project papers, c1940;
Staff registers, 1890-1950;
Sir George Beatson's research papers, 1902-1933;
Records of Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, 1968-86.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Royal Beatson Memorial Hospital, originally being called the Glasgow Cancer Hospital, opened in 1890. The name was changed to the Royal Beatson Memorial Hospital in 1952. An out-patients clinic was opened in 1893. In 1930 the Glasgow and West of Scotland Radium Institute was inaugurated within the hospital. Despite an adverse assessment in the 1946 Scottish Hospitals Survey, new research laboratories were opened in 1951. In 1971 cancer research was transferred away from the hospital which was closed in 1988. From 1948 to 1974 the hospital was under the Board of Management for Glasgow Western (later Western and Gartnavel) Hospitals and in 1974 was placed in the Western District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board.

Arranged by series.

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
A paper based finding aid can be located in the searchroom.

Appraisal Information
Appraised according to standard procedures.

No further accruals expected.

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