Series GR-3019 - Provincial mental hospital registers

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Provincial mental hospital registers

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GR-3019

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  • 1934-1971 (Creation)
    Creator
    Riverview Hospital, Essondale

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5.4 m of textual records

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(1965-2012)

Biographical history

On April 1, 1965, Riverview Hospital, Essondale was formed by the union of the Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale and the Crease Clinic of Psychological Medicine, Essondale. It was located in present-day Coquitlam, B.C.

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Scope and content

The series consists of admission registers for the provincial mental hospitals (1947-1971) and Crease Clinic (1951-1971), registers of persons denied admission to the mental hospitals (1952-1964), probation, discharge and death registers, supervisor daily report volumes (daily ward census, lists of persons admitted, discharged, transferred) (1953-1954; 1960-1967) and a record of operations and patients seen in consultation (for non-psychiatric conditions) (1951-1957).
The series also includes alphabetical indexes of various kinds which cover the period 1934-1966. These appear to have been created as indexes to current residents at various times. As the patients were discharged they were crossed off the lists in some cases

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Transferred to the Provincial Archives in 1988.

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The volumes have not been reorganized. The box and volume numbers still apply to the same volumes and no material has been added or subtracted.

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These records are restricted. Please contact the BC Archives for information about access.

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Associated materials

For related records see:
GR-1754 - Mental hospital records
GR-2880- Mental Health Services patient case files

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Accession number(s): 89-0941 (G88-025)

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