Western District Hospital, Glasgow

Reference HB 44

Dates of Creation 1900-1965

Name of Creator Western District Hospital (hospital : 1902-1965 : Glasgow)

Language of Material English

Physical Description 4 metres


Scope and Content


Admission registers 1951-1965

Indexes to patients 1950-1965

Registers of births, deaths, operations and casualties 1956-1965

Register of multiple births, neo-natal deaths and still births 1952-1960

Accident book 1959-1965

Maps and plans 1900-1965


Administrative / Biographical History


Built in 1902-1904 by the combined City and Barony Parish for the treatment of acute medical and surgical cases, the Western District Hospital was commonly known as Oakbank Hospital. Oakbank was sited on a triangular plot bounded by Possil Road, Garscube Road and a canal. Oakbank became a Glasgow Corporation hospital in 1930 and joined the National Health Service in 1948 under the Board of Management for Glasgow Northern Hospitals. The Western District Hospital closed in 1965 . The buildings were temporarily used as the Royal Hospital for Sick Children between 1966 and 1971, during re-building at Yorkhill.



Chronological within record class


Conditions Governing Access

Normal 75 year closure applies to clinical records


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.


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

HB 28, Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow; HB 32, Records of Glasgow Northern Hospitals Board of Management/District.