Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women

Reference HB25
Dates of Creation 1885-1986
Name of Creator Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women (Hospital, Glasgow)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 31 metres

Scope and Content

Registers, 1892-1949;
Case notes, 1914-1946;
Miscellaneous, 1890-1986;
Minutes, 1885-1948;
Annual reports, 1887-1951;
Letter books, 1887-1947

Administrative / Biographical History

The hospital opened in temporary premises in 1890 and moved to Coplaw St in 1896. It had 30 beds in 1896 and 83 by 1907. A second new wing increased this to 156 in 1927. A 30 bed annexe for paying patients was added in 1936. When the hospital joined the National Health Service in 1948 it was placed under the Glasgow Maternity and Women's Hospitals Board of Management. In 1974 it was placed in the South Eastern District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. In 1991 the Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women was closed. In 1992 the premises were briefly re-opened as an orthopaedic and general surgery unit managed by the Victoria Infirmary.

Chronological within record series

Conditions Governing Access
Normal 75 years and 100 years closure periods apply to adults' and children's clinical records respectively, to comply with data protection regulations.  Some items were damaged during floods at the hospital and may not be fit for use

Acquisition Information
Acquired from premises of Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women

Other Finding Aids
Descriptive list

Alternative Form Available
No known copies

Archivist's Note
Fonds level description compiled by Alistair Tough, 1 Nov 2019

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

Custodial History
Held in NHS prior to transfer

None expected

Related Material
HB 45: Records of Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital;HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board;HB 53: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board South Eastern District;HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow

Dow, D. 'Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women, 1886-1986', Royal Samaritan Hospital Centenary Committee, 1986