Riverview Hospital is added to their Top-Ten-Endangered list.
Also an article about this designation in the Tri-City News: Riverview on national endangered list
And The Now: Heritage site on risk list; National group says Riverview is endangered
RVH101 is with the Friends of Riverview Hospital,
check out their Facebook page, it contains Photos too!
The long good-bye for Riverview
Friday, June 22 was the official closing day, and the bureaucrats had a party beside the HEY building, they invited present and previous staff members to attend, but the invitation did not extend to the thousands of volunteers who have freely given their time throughout the years. Classic Fail!
The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society, and other interest groups crashed this party, and we were bluntly told to stay out of the way, a frenzied paranoid staff member then made some calls, and the private police force ( Paladin ) sent in more members to deal with this non-conflict. Yikes!! Anarchists!
Diane Thorne serenading on the right.
Article from OpenFile about the Raging Greenies
But from what I could hear, everything has gone very well in the transition of the residents to other institutions; that is the official word anyway; the reality is much different.
On the same day an ex-patients wife visited and earlier in the day had received in the mail, these two letters.
A PDF transcription of both letters can be found HERE
This is not the only example of the system failing to provide proper care.
Have a look at them and a few from my collection on my Graduating Nurses, Flickr Page.
Riverview on national endangered list?
Metro wants a say on Riverview lands
Patients still missing from Forensic
Hospital completes first of two reviews and may soon issue more unescorted day passes.
The HCP is still continuing they need some feedback, visit their website; Riverviewvalues
A representative from this process came to the closing ceremony hoping to gather some information but was told NO. Our tax dollars at work!
Video created for Tri-Citys Magazine, by Ebby Mohseni
Letters to editor:
Riverview should be saved
Save Riverview Hospital lands
Time to reopen Valleyview
(Valleyview is the large building that is very close to the Lougheed Highway, designed for geriatric patients; being dismantled for its equipment as I write this.!)
Vancouver Archives, has recently updated their database and now provides much larger photos; have a peek at some using the search term Essondale, and more using the term Boys Industrial, ( A few of these are of the boys just prior to them coming to Coquitlam )