Royal Victoria Eye Infirmary, Paisley

Reference AC 16

Dates of Creation 1888-1979

Name of Creator Royal Victoria Eye Infirmary (eye hospital : 1888-1986: Paisley)

Language of Material English

Physical Description 3.4 metres


Scope and Content


Registers of admissions and discharges 1888-1976

Registers of operations 1918-1979


Administrative / Biographical History


The original Royal Victoria Eye Infirmary opened in 1888 with 4 beds. A new 17 bed building replaced it in 1897. This was further extended in 1926. The Royal Victoria Eye Infirmary joined the National Health Service in 1948 and was under the Board of Management for Paisley and District Hospitals until 1974 when it was placed in the Renfrew District of Argyll and Clyde Health Board. In 1986 the staff and patients were transferred to the new Royal Alexandra Infirmary and the Eye Infirmary was closed.



Chronological within record class


Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year and 75 year closures apply


Acquisition Information



Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list


Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 30 July 1998, revised 19 March 2019


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



None expected


Related Material

AC21 Paisley and District Hospitals Board of Management; AC57 Renfrew District of Argyll and Clyde Health Board; HB28 Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow.