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Provincial Mental Health & Addictions Service Delivery Plans

Provincial Health Services Authority
The Riverview Redevelopment Project is being led by the Provincial Health Services Authority working collaboratively with partner organizations. Representatives from Riverview Hospital, the five geographic health authorities and the Ministry of Health comprise the Provincial Mental Health and Addictions Planning Council.

As of September 15, 2007, a total of 389 RVH replacement beds have opened in the province, including the 20-bed Connolly Lodge and 24-bed Cottonwood Lodge, both located on the Riverview site and under the jurisdiction of Fraser Health Authority.

Fraser Health Authority
A total of 115 RVH replacement beds have opened to date, located in the communities of Delta and Coquitlam. In 2004, 19 beds opened at the Delta View Habilitation Centre. Fifty-two additional beds were opened at this same facility in June 2007. Operational responsibility for Connolly Lodge (20-beds), the original prototype facility built on the Riverview site, transferred from PHSA to Fraser Health in October 2006, while Cottonwood Lodge, the 24 bed "sister" facility to Connolly, opened in November 2006.

Interior Health Authority
A total of 132 replacement beds have been developed. In Kamloops, 40 beds opened at South Hills Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre, 6 at Hilltop House, and 44 at the new Hillside Centre adjacent to Royal Inland Hospital (this facility houses a 25-bed component of the BC Neuropsychiatry Program, in addition to adult tertiary and geriatric psychiatric patients). A further 42 beds have been transferred to existing facilities in Cranbrook (Tamarack Cottage:7 and FW Green:2), Vernon (Polson: 5 and Aberdeen House:7), Osoyoos (Country Squire: 8), Penticton (Braemore:4) and Trail (Harbour House:9).

Northern Health Authority
A total of 65 RVH replacement beds have opened - 20 at Iris House in Prince George, 14 at Bulkley Valley Lodge in Smithers, 8 at the North Peace Care Centre in Fort St. John, and 20 at Seven Sisters in Terrace. Three tertiary acute beds for residents of northern communities are located in Kamloops, co-managed with Interior Health as part of a larger acute facility.

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
Nine new beds opened at Lakeview Care Centre in Vancouver in summer 2007.
This health authority is in the process of confirming its remaining locations for RVH replacement beds.

Vancouver Island Health Authority
24 new beds opened at the Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health Facility near Victoria, BC in 2002. There are also 40 new beds providing psycho-geriatric care at the Sandringham Care Centre, 10 minutes from downtown Victoria, and five beds were funded at Eric Martin Pavilion through the RVH Redevelopment Project.

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