Thornhill Maternity Hospital, Renfrewshire

Reference AC 15

Dates of Creation 1950-1975

Name of Creator Thornhill Maternity Hospital (1934-1986: Johnstone, Renfrewshire)

Language of Material English

Physical Description 2.0 metres


Scope and Content


Register of admissions and discharges 1950-1975


Administrative / Biographical History


Originally a 39 bed Renfrew County Council maternity hospital, Thornhill Maternity Hospital opened in 1934 . It was transferred to 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 1970 it ceased to function as a maternity unit and began to admit respiratory, gynaecological and psycho-geriatric cases. Thornhill closed in 1986 .



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, 23 July 1998, revised 26 March 2019


Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.


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

AB1 Argyll and Clyde Health Board; AC21 Paisley and District Hospitals Board of Management; AC57 Renfrew District of Argyll and Clyde Health Board, Paisley; HB28 Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow.