Monday, September 24, 2007

North Lawn, was originally built to treat Tuberculosis patients, today it is closed, but still sits proudly on a high point of land on the Riverview Hospital grounds.

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The End

In 2007 As part of the Riverview Redevelopment Project, patients housed at the NorthLawn Building are re-located to the Valleyview building (4X) and within the Adult Program at Centre Lawn. They await placement at smaller, more home-like care facilities in the regional health authorities of Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health.

North Lawn Tea

A tea honouring the 52 years of health care at North Lawn was held April 3, 2007. The North Lawn building was originally opened in May 1955 with a bed capacity of 230. Most of those beds were used for treating patients who were dually diagnosed with a mental illness and TB. The typically transferred from the other buildings on site. North Lawn became home to Neuropsychiatry and general and medical service units including Consult and Radiology. The last patient was transferred from North Lawn on March 14, 2007. Later in 2007, the building was temporarily converted to house patients from the Forensic Unit at Colony Farm, due to the possibility of a major flooding event occurring, which never happened.