Series GR-0785 - Commission on Vancouver General Hospital

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Commission on Vancouver General Hospital

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  • 1912 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Royal Commission of Inquiry on Vancouver General Hospital

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7 cm of textual records

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In April 1912, under the authority of the Public Inquiries Act, the government of British Columbia appointed a commission of inquiry to investigate charges of mismanagement against Vancouver General Hospital. The hospital's Board of Governors requested the inquiry in response to a formal affidavit filed with Vancouver City Council, conveying grievances and complaints by patients and constituents about cleanliness, neglect and rumors abuse. A prominent local lawyer, Robert W. Hannington, was appointed commissioner. He sat for 11 days in May and June, hearing 26 complainants and 12 hospital spokespersons. Hannington's report was submitted September 12, 1912.

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This series consists of the records of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on Vancouver General Hospital, 1912. The commissioner, Robert W. Hannington, was appointed to inquire into the management and operation of the Vancouver General Hospital. The records include the original report and transcripts of evidence presented at the proceedings.

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Transferred from the Legislative Library, 1978.


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Accession number(s): GR-0785

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