Friday, January 3, 2014
A few Panoramio pictures of the building, from a few years back.
A set of photographs of North Lawn at Flickr
Made me think that I should really get some of the building from the rear; thinking outside of the box, as usual; everybody always just photographs the front, a lot going on in the back too.
North Lawn, was designed with 230 beds capacity, and was completed February 7 1955 officialy opened on May 4 1955 by Hon. Wesley D. Black, Provincial Secretary. Patients moved in on May 10, 1955
Building contract was awarded to the Kennett Construction Company, on May 5, 1953 cost $1,648,400, the Company started on May 12. The building was designed to focus on pulmonary tuberculosis, but also could deal with any infectious disease, the building contained closed isolation wards.
Riverview Hospital blogs
Riverview Hospital --
Colony Farm -- Crease Clinic -- East Lawn -- Essondale Hospital -- Finnie's Garden
Henry Esson Young -- Hillside unit -- Home for the Aged-Valleyview
Pennington Hall -- TreeFest -- West LawnOccupational Therapy ---- Recreation Therapy
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.