Series VPRS 18381
Admission Index Cards Alcohol and Drug Services
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Date Range: Series 1970 - 1995
  Series in Custody 1970 - 1995
  Contents 1970 - 1995
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1974 - 1978 Mental Health Authority VA 692
1978 - 1985 Health Commission of Victoria VA 652
1985 - 1992 Department of Health II (commonly known as the Health Department Victoria) VA 2695
1992 - 1995 Department of Health and Community Services VA 3092
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2015 - cont Department of Health and Human Services VA 5037
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    Consult the list of records in this series.

    The Admission Index Cards provides access to VPRS 17809 Register of Patients (Gresswell), VPRS 17812 Register of Patients (Gresswell, St Helen's/Pleasant View), VPRS 17901 Admission and Discharge Registers (St Helen's/Pleasant View), and VPRS 17917 Admission and Discharge Registers (Smith Street Clinic, St Helen's/Pleasant View).

  • Function / Content
    This series comprises of index cards for patients attending Gresswell Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre (VA 5077) , St Helens/Pleasant View (VA 2848) and the Smith Street Clinic (VA 5092). This series includes patients receiving treatment at an outpatient facility, as well as those who have been admitted as inpatients. It is often the case that a person presents as an outpatient, but has also spent periods as an inpatient.

    The index cards include name, date of birth, date of admission, previous admissions, type of admission, type of institution, name of institution, date of discharge, date of transfer, details of trial leave, details when boarded out, dates of escape and return, date and cause of death, diagnosis, and report of superintendent as to physical and mental condition of patient.

    Other information may include patient's address on admission, permanent address, age on admission, religion, marital status, birthplace, year of arrival in Australia, whether naturalized; last school attended, education standard achieved; professional or vocational qualifications, last occupation, whether still employed; next of kin and their address.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Admission Index Cards were used in conjunction with the admission register at Mental Health Institutions. There are two sequences of cards, one for the period 1974-1983 and the other for the period 1983-1995.

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P0001 1970 - 1995 Closed 58
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