Some mental health services to return to Riverview hospital, minister says (Dr. Michael Krausz, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences)
New mental health services will be part of a re-imagined government plan for the old Riverview mental hospital next year, says B.C.’s housing minister.
While the full scope of a plan for the 244-acre site in Coquitlam has yet to be finalized, it’s clear that some mental health component is necessary, Rich Coleman said.
Dr. Michael Krausz, the UBC-Providence leadership chair for addiction research, called the idea “a little bandage on a huge problem.”
Rob Shaw reports