Head Injuries Trust Scotland

Reference HB128
Dates of Creation 1987-2001
Name of Creator Head Injuries Trust Scotland (HITS)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 0.75 metres

Scope and Content

Documents regarding the creation of the Head Injuries Trust Scotland (HITS), 1987-1989;
Meetings, 1988-2001;
General correspondence, 1987-2000;
Conferences, lectures and training, 1989-99;
Miscellaneous, 1991-98

Administrative / Biographical History

The Head Injuries Trust Scotland [HITS] was established in 1988 to promote and support the care of persons who had sustained head injuries, and particularly to provide rehabilitation, and other related services, in the major cities of Scotland.
Leading fugures in HITS included professors Sir Michael Bond, Bryan Jennett and Sir Graham Teasdale.
HITS’ honorary president was Shakin’ Stevens, who had been asked to fulfil this role due to his appearance in a documentary from that year entitled ‘Coma’. Professor Bryan Jennett became the first patron of HITS in 1989, and in 1991 they secured headquarters in Queen’s Crescent, Glasgow.
HITS was, first and foremost, concerned with fundraising in order to provide the services it had set out to deliver. In 1996, the Borders Regional Council awarded HITS a contract to manage a counselling service.
In 2000 HITS closed having experienced serious financial difficulties.

Chronological within record series

Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions

Acquisition Information
Donated to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Board Archive by Sir Michael Bond

Other Finding Aids
Descriptive list

Alternative Form Available
No known copies

Archivist's Note
Fonds level description compiled by Esther McLaughlin, Greater Glasgow Health Board Archive Volunteer, 30 May 2019

Custodial History
Held by Sir Michael Bond, HITS Chairman, prior to deposit.

None expected

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