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.