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Hospital Programs executive records

  • GR-3998
  • Series
  • 1974 - 1989

The series consists of correspondence and other records of the executive director’s office, Hospital Programs, Ministry of Health. The correspondence is between members of the Health Programs executive team (executive director, regional directors, Assistant Deputy Minister, Deputy Minister, and Minister of Health) and regional hospitals or health care facilities in British Columbia. The correspondence documents routine business activities relating to hospital reviews, hospital programs, staffing levels, hospital expansion, hospital expenditures, operating budgets and other financial/funding issues, hospital complaint files, hospital annual reports, and regional hospital district matters. The records were created by the Ministry of Health’s Hospital Programs division and Hospital Insurance Service between 1974-1989. These records were created under the Hospital Act (RSBC 1996, c. 200), Health Act (RSBC 1979, c. 161), and Health District Act (RSBC 1996, c. 202).

The records are arranged alphabetically by hospital or facility name and by ministry file code. They consist of incoming and outgoing executive correspondence, accompanying reports, hospital publications, data and statistics, memoranda, briefing notes, agendas and minutes, and annual reports. The records are covered by the Executive Records schedule (schedule 102906).

British Columbia. Hospital Programs

Deputy Minister of Health executive records

  • GR-4039
  • Series
  • 1987 - 1989

The series consists of executive records documenting the activities of the Deputy Minister of Health’s office from 1987-1989 (mainly Deputy Minister, John Noble). These records provide evidence of the deputy minister office’s role: advising the minister and supporting the following ministry operations and programs: institutional services, community care/family health, and preventative health. They also document the ministry’s mandated/legislated relationship with health-related commissions (Medical Services, Emergency Health Services) and various associations. Deputy minister correspondence and subject files demonstrate the office’s advisory/supporting role in delivering effective health services across the province. Ministry of Health executive committee meeting materials provide evidence of the management of programs, policies, and people in the ministry. These records were created under legislation administered by the Ministry of Health such as: Ministry of Health Act (RSBC 1996, c. 301), the Hospital Act (RSBC 1996, c. 200), and Medical Service Plan Act, 1981 (RSBC 1979, c. 18).

This record series is generally arranged alphabetically by subject. Most of the subject files are either health-related topics or the names of health organizations and regional health care facilities in the province. The files also contain an internal file code. Records include incoming and outgoing correspondence between the Deputy Minister of Health, Minister of Health, and other government executive members, the public, and regional health care facilities and organizations. The series also includes memoranda and reports, briefing notes, meeting materials, and other records documenting ministerial activities. The records are covered by the Executive Records schedule (schedule 102906). Routine administrative records were destroyed.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division records

  • GR-2589
  • Series
  • 1970-1979

These records are from the office of the Director of Hospital Construction and Inspection Division. They include minutes of the Planning Group (1974-1975), the BCHIS Management Group (1971-1974), Functional Program Review Committee (1970-1971), and the Radiological Advisory Council and Committee (1976-1979). The indexes to the Equipment Committee and the Rate Board minutes are included although the minutes are not.

Earlier minutes of the Planning Group (1965-1974) are catalogued under GR-2651.

Also included is outward correspondence of H.R. McGann, the Director of the Construction and Inspection Division (1976-1977) and the Minister of Health (1976-1978).

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division records

  • GR-2567
  • Series
  • 1971-1977

Files of the Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division, relating to the liaison and supervision of private hospitals in the province. Includes correspondence and memoranda, reports of inspections of the hospitals and recommendations made.

These files document the liaison and supervision activities of the Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division in dealing with private hospitals throughout the province. They consist of originals and copies of general correspondence and memoranda, complaints about the level of care and service and reports of the resulting investigations, regular review reports and recommendations, copies of incident reports relating to patients, dietetics reports and meal surveys, visit notes, other general reports, and statistics. These records are arranged alphabetically by institution.

British Columbia. Hospital Programs

Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division files

  • GR-0380
  • Series
  • 1948-1970

This series consists of files of the Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division of the BC Hospital Insurance Service. Records have been divided into a subseries relating to individual public and private hospitals, and a subseries of various subject files.

In 1948 an "Act to provide for the Establishment of Hospital Insurance and Financial Aid to Hospitals" was passed. Accordingly, the B.C. Hospital Insurance Service was established as a third branch of the Department of Health and Welfare to administer the premium payment plan. The plan provided hospital care benefits for acute illness at the standard ward level to residents of the province. At that time the Inspector of Hospitals was transferred from the Department of the Provincial Secretary to the Hospital Services Division of the new BCHIS. The name of the Division was changed in 1951 to the Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division. The division had both a Vancouver and a Victoria office. These appear to be records of the Victoria office.

The files relating to individual hospitals contain inspection reports, notes regarding communications with hospital personnel, correspondence with hospital managers or representatives, and internal memoranda regarding the hospital. They sometimes also include floor plans of the facilities and other types of reports. The subject files include a wide variety of materials, including correspondence.

British Columbia. Hospital Insurance Service

Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division files

  • GR-2665
  • Series
  • 1955-1980

Subject files of the Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division and records relating to the Provincial Adult Care Licensing Board, the Hospital Rate Board, the Radiological Advisory Committee and the Planning Group. The contents of Box 23, file 3-13 were housed in separate labelled binders.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Hospital Consultation Division records

  • GR-2565
  • Series
  • 1978-1980

Files of the Hospital Consultation Division, relating to the liaison and supervision of private hospitals in the province. Includes correspondence and memoranda, reports of inspections of the hospitals and recommendations made.

These files document the liaison and supervision activities of the Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division in dealing with private hospitals throughout the province. They consist of originals and copies of general correspondence and memoranda, complaints about the level of care and service and reports of the resulting investigations, regular review reports and recommendations, copies of incident reports relating to patients, dietetics reports and meal surveys, visit notes, other general reports, and statistics. These records are arranged alphabetically by institution.

British Columbia. Hospital Programs

Hospital Consultation Division records

  • GR-2670
  • Series
  • 1955-1978

These records document the activities of the Hospital Consultation Division, including its liaison with and supervision of public hospitals throughout the province. The records are arranged alphabetically by the geographic location of each institution, from Abbotsford to Williams Lake. Records relating to each hospital are separated into files for general correspondence (1964-1978), reports (1955-1976), functional program (1971-1978) and equipment (1974-1978). Some hospital records include additional files relating to special subjects such as disaster plans or controversial issues.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division records

  • GR-2583
  • Series
  • 1978

The series consists of the subject files of Mr. H.R. McCann, Director of the Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division, for 1978.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Hospital Consultation Division records

  • GR-2653
  • Series
  • 1950-1978

Files of the Hospital Consultation Division including subject files of the Hospital Consultation Division, day files (outgoing correspondence 1977-1978), correspondence with hospitals, files regarding private hospitals (1966-1976), and complaints files (1950-1970).

A scrapbook containing photographs of hospitals and apparently compiled by the Inspector of Hospitals was transferred to the Visual Records accession 199306-016.

British Columbia. Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance

Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division

  • GR-2661
  • Series
  • 1961-1978

Files of the Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division of the British Columbia Hospital Insurance Service (BCHIS), including minutes of the Hospital Rate Board, 1967-1973 and the Equipment Committee, 1969-1974 and reports from hospitals to the BCHIS.

In 1975 the name of the BCHIS was changed to Hospital Programs as part of a reorganization within the Ministry.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Memoranda and report on information

  • GR-0749
  • Series
  • 1934

This series consists of a memoranda and report on information collected in reference to certain phases of hospital work in British Columbia from the Provincial Secretary, 1934.

British Columbia. Provincial Secretary. State Health Insurance Research

Specifications and contracts

  • GR-1985
  • Series
  • [ca. 1930-1970]

Specifications and contracts (filed by area and building number). These records are associated with other unaccessioned hard copy indexes and microform drawings.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

Public Works correspondence

  • GR-1615
  • Series
  • 1910-1970

The series consists of general correspondence files created by the Dept. of Public Works between 1910 and 1970.
The files are concerned primarily with Provincial Government buildings including the Parliament Buildings, Provincial Archives, Provincial Museum, as well as jails, courthouses, hospitals, office buildings, etc. throughout the province. The series also contains files relating to the control of Japanese nationals during World War II.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

Correspondence and reports from Department of Provincial Secretary

  • GR-1665
  • Series
  • 1887-1953

This series contains miscellaneous correspondence and reports. These records were originally a part of the Provincial Secretary's central registry but, for reasons unknown, became separated from the department's main files. A wide variety of subjects are addressed in these records.

Many of the records in this unit concern investigations carried out under the authority of the Departmental Inquiries Act and the Public Inquiries Act. Many relate to conditions in public institutions and activities of government employees. Many inquiries relate to hospitals and schools in the province, including Vernon Mental Hospital, Tranquille Sanatorium, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and Provincial Mental Hospital at Essondale. Other inquiries and Commissions include bribery of the Liquor Control Board, the Beban Mine disaster, Royal Commission on Dominion Provincial Relations, Inquiry into the death of John Meredith Sweeney and the state and management of the Quartermaster Stores of the Provincial Police Force.

The records also relate to child welfare programs, including the general management of the Provincial Industrial School for Boys and to the Girls' Industrial School, ca. 1930-1945. Additional documents in this collection relate to subjects such as squatters' claims at the Granville Townsite [Vancouver (1887)], to the Fraser River Flood Relief programme (1894), applications for seed, the Victoria Consolidated Hydraulic Mining Co., government perquisites, legislation, estates, and to proposed sites for the University of British Columbia (1910). "Anti-Oriental" petitions and voting returns of the 1924 beer-by-the-glass plebiscite also included.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Records of the Assistant Deputy Minister, Institutional Services

  • GR-3975
  • Series
  • 1982-1990

This series consists of the records of the Assistant Deputy Minister, Institutional Services of the Ministry of Health from 1982-1990. This Assistant Deputy Minister position existed from 1976-1991, and was succeeded by the Assistant Deputy Minister, Care Services from 1991-1993. The Assistant Deputy Minister, Institutional Services provided direction and leadership to the programs that administered hospital care and continuing care. These programs included the Office for Seniors, BC Ambulance Service, Continuing Care Division, Facilities Planning and Construction Division, Hospital Programs Division, Institutional Management Resources Division, and Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Branch.

The series includes administrative records showing the day to day operations of the office and depicts changes and directives to related programs.

Records include the ADM’s daily correspondence; files on relevant acts and legislation; correspondence and other material from related health associations and societies; government committee and commission files, including the management committee and Assistant Deputy Minister Management Job Evaluation Committee; cooperation and liaison with other BC government bodies, other provincial governments and the federal government; subject files; files on related plans and programs; budgets; reports and statistics; treasury board submissions; and other administrative records.

Records are arranged roughly by date, then by file code number, except for some records from 1982 which are arranged alphabetically by file title.

Records in this series are scheduled under the Executive Records schedule (number 102906).

Some files have been removed for tobacco litigation. These files are identified in the file list as [removed].

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Hospital Programs records

  • GR-3994
  • Series
  • 1959 - 1987

The series consists of records documenting the operations and administration of hospitals in BC from 1959-1987. The records cover programs within individual hospitals, finance and construction, personnel, medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, equipment and other topics. They also include accreditation surveys and results, hospital reviews, and reports by Ministry of Health staff on topics such as medical records. The records include policy precedents, lists of staff and administrators, and information on financial proceedings and grants. The records were created under the Hospital Act (RSBC 1979, c.176), the Hospital District Act (RSBC 1979, c.178), and the Hospital Insurance Act (RSBC, 1979, c. 180). They were created by the BC Hospital Programs Division and its predecessor, BC Hospital Insurance Service, both under the Ministry of Health.

The series is arranged by hospital or topic, then by date. The records include correspondence, reports, financial records, bylaws, project files, strategic plans, and policy documents. The records are classified under the one-time Hospital Programs operational files (schedule 880238).

British Columbia. Hospital Programs

Minister of Health executive records

  • GR-3950
  • Series
  • 1976 - 2001

The series consists of the executive records of Peter Albert Dueck (Minister of Health 1986-1989). The records document a broad range of administrative and operational activities of the Minister of Health’s office in 1989. Some of the subjects covered include the province of BC’s responses to abortion and AIDS; the Medical Services Commission issuance of the new CareCard; services for seniors; public/community and family health; regulation of health professions; health care administration; board and committee appointments; health related accolades and complaints; and monitoring of, and requests for infrastructure development funding from regional health care facilities in BC.

This record series is arranged alphabetically by subject. Most of the subject files are either health-related topics or the names of health organizations and regional health care facilities in the province. Records include incoming and outgoing correspondence between the Minister of Health and other government executive members, the public, health colleges, boards and commissions, health professionals, and regional health care facilities. The series also includes memoranda and reports; policy papers; briefing notes, speaking notes, and meeting materials; treasury board submissions; and other internal records on branch activities. The records are covered by the Executive Records schedule (schedule 102906.)

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Hollywood Hospital fonds

  • PR-2316
  • Fonds
  • 1957 - [1975?]

There are two series of files: MS-3092 consists of 510 case files for patients treated with hallucinogenic drugs at Hollywood Hospital, with opening file dates from 1957 to 1968. As some patients returned for later treatments some of the material may date from the early 1970's. These files were kept in a separate series from Hollywood's other patient case files. Most of the files contain correspondence and an autobiography recording answers to questions about early childhood, family relations, sexual history, mental health issues and problems with addictions. A standard file would also include a Minnesota Personality Profile, an analysis by a psychiatrist, a medical report on overall health, and a detailed log of the drugs that were administered and the patient's behavior while undergoing the hallucinogenic experience. Patients were also encouraged to prepare a report on their experience after the session, and to evaluate its benefit. The case files are arranged in ascending order by patient case file number. Box 1 of MS-3092 contains index cards, filed alphabetically by patient name. Based on this index, more than 800 patients were treated with hallucinogenic drugs at the Hollywood Hospital, but only two thirds of the files have been located and transferred. MS-3093 contains alphabetically-arranged index cards (Boxes 121 and 122) and selected patient case files for Hollywood Hospital patients who were NOT treated with hallucinogens (10 boxes). The majority of the patients were treated for alcoholism. MS-3093 patient files were created between 1944 and 1975. The files consist mainly of Patient Identification Sheets, Physician's Orders and Progress Notes, Clothing and Article Lists, Laboratory Reports, History and Physical Examinations, Admission-Separation Records, and Consent for Treatment forms. Approximately 8% of the original 15,000 files were selectively retained, based on their year of file closure.

Hollywood Hospital (New Westminster, B.C.)

Minister of Health records

  • GR-0118
  • Series
  • 1953-1965

The series consists of records created by the Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance between 1953 and 1965.
They contain the executive files of the Minister, Eric Martin and include files relating to Woodlands, the Provincial Mental Hospital, Valleyview, Dellview, Skeenaview, Tranquille, the Crease Clinic, various mental health centres, and legislation relating to mental health. The files also include monthly reports on the activities of the various branches of the Mental Health Services for the years 1960-1964.

British Columbia. Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance

Reports and other material

  • GR-2656
  • Series
  • 1942-1969

This unit contains reports regarding medical services in B.C., a policy manual for the Inspection of Private Hospitals, pamphlets from the Campbell River Hospital and an index to news regarding hospitals in the B.C. Gazette.

British Columbia. Hospital Insurance Service

Response to the Royal Commission on Health Care records

  • GR-3904
  • Series
  • 1979-1992; predominant 1990-1992

This series consists of responses to the Royal Commission on Health Care from the Royal Commission Response Office of the Ministry of Health, 1979-1992.

The series includes records received from various healthcare related associations and organizations, such as hospitals, nurses, midwives, acupuncturists, podiatrists, optometrists and others. These include their submissions to the Commission, responses to the Commission’s final report or general information about the professions and issues impacting their work.

Records created by the Ministry address specific recommendations from the Commission to improve Ministry of Health policies and practices. Issues were divided into the following working groups:

Working group 1 (W1): better management
Working group 2 (W2): regionalization
Working group 3 (W3): governance of professions & financing

These files include correspondence, reports, planning documents, policy documents, meeting minutes, statistics, maps, journal articles, newspaper clippings, work plans, and agendas. Issues addressed in the file include managing health information, immunization, sexually transmitted diseases, and healthcare regionalization and governance models. Records culminated in responses to the Commission’s recommendations and a series of discussion papers.

Note that some files have been removed by the Ministry for tobacco litigation.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Commission on Health Care and Costs

  • GR-2801
  • Series
  • 1990-1991

This series consists of records of the Royal Commission on Health Care and Costs, 1990-1991. Records include submissions, records of hearings, executive summaries, staff files, administrative files, press clippings, and contract research reports.

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Health Care and Costs [1990-1991]

Hospital Programmes Administration Files

  • GR-1549
  • Series
  • 1911-1946

This series contains Hospital Programmes Administration files covering the period 1911-1946. Records include correspondence and reports relating to the operations of community hospitals throughout the province. Includes correspondence pertaining to resident physicians, local hospital boards, and the administration of the Hospital Act.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Public Works specifications and other material

  • GR-0070
  • Series
  • 1872-1924

The series consists of specifications for Public Works buildings, including occasional plans and contract forms, created between 1872 and 1924 by the Dept. of Public Works.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

Hospital programs photographs

  • GR-3422
  • Series
  • 1929-1977

The series consists of photographs created by the British Columbia Hospital Programs and its predecessor body, the British Columbia Hospital Insurance Service, between 1949 and 1975 and including photographs back to 1929. The photographs are mostly black and white prints but there are also negatives and some colour prints. The photographs are in no particular order and document proposals, construction, ceremonies and openings of provincial hospitals. There are also press photos of senior staff, ministers, MLA's and branch staff. Occasionally a piece of correspondence relating to the photograph is included in the file.

British Columbia. Hospital Programs

Hospital Insurance Service correspondence and other material

  • GR-0679
  • Series
  • 1948-1971

This series consists of correspondence, memoranda and reports regarding hospitals and hospital insurance, 1948-1971. Boxes 3 to 5 consists of policy files.

British Columbia. Hospital Insurance Service

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