NHS Grampian Archives

NHS Grampian Archives, Special Collections Centre, The Sir Duncan Rice Library, Bedford Road, Aberdeen, AB24 3AA
Opening hours:
Monday – Friday: 10am – 4.30pm


NHS Grampian Archives provides public access to historical records of hospitals and health organisations in the north-east of Scotland. Records of particular interest to family historians include:

  • Hospital administrative and staff records containing information on managers, medical, nursing and other healthcare staff
  • Financial records with details of individuals connected with local hospitals as benefactors, subscribers or donors
  • Hospital admission registers and case notes
  • Records of the three poorhouses that were transferred to the National Health Service in 1948
  • Records of the local National Health Insurance committees set up to regulate medical services for insured workers, which include some details of early 20th century general practitioners

Researchers should note that records containing confidential personal or medical information are normally closed for periods of 75 or 100 years.  The collection is held within the University of Aberdeen’s Special Collections Centre and information on how to access the records can be found on their webpages.