Friday, January 2, 2015
See this posting for more information
Hopefully it will stay there for some time yet.
One nice outcome is that a few of the men offered to help at Finnies Garden, which is just great.
Going full circle at Finnies Garden, "A good thing" as Martha would say.
Leeside is being used by the Sheriffs, which is beside their fenced in vehicle compound.
And Roadside is still being used by the grounds security.
Eventually I will go and see if I can get some contact info and post it for the masses.
It is being run by Coast Mental Health who have this photo-op on their website, but little else, actually the website was in disarray, and numerous 404 errors when I visited. Could not even contact them !!!!
Saturday, February 22, 2014
One building still in use is Roadside, Site security uses a tiny portion of it; also the B.C. Sheriffs department; they have been moving around the site, like lost children, they were located in North Lawn for a while, and previous to that in the Distribution Centre , building, (This is where the SPARC Radio museum is located.)
Roadside assessment report PDF
Leeside assessment report PDF
Brookside assessment report PDF
Other Condition Assessment reports can be downloaded and viewed at my Riverview Map
Not all the reports were released to the public for some unknown reason, but I found it interesting to note that the reports not released were "newer buildings", late 1950's to the present.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
The three buildings, are slowly deteriorating through planned neglect. ( There is really four sides, but Hillside was especially built for patients in 1965-6 ).
A little maintenance was done on some of the rotten wooden outside stairs on Brookside a few months ago. I have to make an effort to get some decent pictures of these buildings, it is difficult since they are still in use, and the residents, staff and weather always seem to get in the way. All three were built in 1948, for use as Nurses quarters; at that time there were;
18 Registered Nurses,(R.N.), 44 Psychiatric graduates, and 192 Nurses in-training.
Very high turnover with 229 resignations, and 240 replacements.
The Hospital was overcrowded, and new therapies were starting to be used.
First unit was occupied on August 1, 1948
Roadside: 1,949.62 Sq M. floor space. Used by the
Grounds security,( Paladin Security 778-889-2243 or 778-889-2253 )
Leeside: 1,949.62 Sq.M. floor space. Was used as a patients residence.
Brookside: 1,844.20 Sq.M. floor space. Was used as a patients residence.
Riverview Hospital blogs
Riverview Hospital --
BISCO -- Centre Lawn
Colony Farm -- Crease Clinic -- East Lawn -- Essondale Hospital -- Finnie's Garden
Henry Esson Young -- Hillside unit -- Home for the Aged-Valleyview
North Lawn -- Nurses Homes -- Pennington Hall -- TreeFest -- West Lawn