Child Health in Scotland: A history of Glasgow's Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Hutchison, I., Nicolson, M. and Weaver, L. (2016) Child Health in Scotland: A history of Glasgow's Royal Hospital for Sick Children. Scottish History Press. ISBN 9780956447739

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First proposed in 1861, it took over twenty years for Glasgow's Hospital for Sick Children to finally receive its first patients. The hospital admitted children from across Scotland, but especially from west and the Hebrides. An outpatient Dispensary in Garnethill, and a Country Branch in then-rural Drumchapel, followed. In 1914, at the outbreak of the Great War, it moved to Yorkhill where some wards were immediately requisitioned for the treatment of wounded army officers. In 1965, just after the Queen Mother's had opened at Yorkhill as a new maternity hospital, the children's hospital was evacuated when severe structural faults were discovered. A new Royal Hospital for Sick Children opened in 1970. This book is a social history which not only traces changes in the practices of clinicians, nurses and professional carers, but reflects the experiences of children and parents in their historical context.

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hutchison, Dr Iain and Nicolson, Professor Malcolm and Weaver, Professor Lawrence
Authors: Hutchison, I., Nicolson, M., and Weaver, L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Economic and Social History
Publisher:Scottish History Press
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