Series GR-0277 - Hospital Construction Division records

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Hospital Construction Division records

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  • 1948-1964 (Creation)
    British Columbia Hospital Insurance Service

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Originals, 78 cm

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The British Columbia Hospital Insurance Service was established in 1949. The name changed to Hospital Programs in 1975.

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Records of the Manager of the Hospital Construction Division of the B.C.H.I.S., A.W.E. Pitkethley, including files pertaining to the operation of the Provincial Infirmary, Marpole, B.C.

Box 1 consists of A.W.E. Pitkethley, Hospital Construction Manager, B.C.H.I.S, 1949-1965.

Box 2 consists of miscellaneous files, 1948-1960.

Box 3 consists of A.W.E. Pitkethley, Manager, Operations, Provincial Infirmaries, 1949-1964.

Box 3 consists of A.W.E. Pitkethley, Manager, Hospital Construction, B.C.H.I.S., 1946-1956.

Box 3 consists of A.W.E. Pitkethly correspondence, 1950-1964

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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.

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See the 1956 Sessional Papers, Report of the Social Welfare Branch, for a description of the Hospital and Inspection Division (Vancouver Office).

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Marpole Infirmary According to the annual reports of the Superintendent (GR-0277, Box 3/1) the Marpole Infirmary was built in 1912 and opened in 1913 as the Grand Central Hotel. It was established under the administration of the Provincial Secretary as the Provincial Home for Incurables with the passing of legislation in 1922 (13 Geo. 5, chap. 60) and subsequently became the Provincial Infirmary, Marpole under the terms of the Provincial Infirmaries Act in 1937 (1 Geo. 6, chap. 62). The Public Health Branch of the Department of Health and Welfare, assumed the administration of the Infirmaries from 1947 to 1950 when the B.C.H.I.S. accepted responsibility for them although the Provincial Secretary remained by statute the administrator of the institution until the Provincial Infirmaries Act was amended in 1955 (3-4 Eliz. 2, chap. 62). The Marpole Infirmary was closed in May 1965 and patients were transferred to the Pearson Hospital. Allco Infirmary, Haney Prior to becoming a branch of the Provincial Infirmary in 1942, Allco, formerly the Abernethy-Lougheed Logging Co. Camp, was used as a relief camp for medically unfit men during the depression. The branch closed in 1965. Mount St. Mary Hospital Upon the hospital's completion in 1941, the Provincial Infirmary contracted from the Sisters of St. Ann, who administer the hospital, a certain number of beds for infirmary patients in Victoria.

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Accession number(s): GR-0277

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