Closing Time Line 
1990

November 1

November 5

December 17

Adolescent unit transferred to Somerville Hospital. 

Central Middlesex admissions diverted to Westborough State Hospital. 

R1 closed.

1991

January  2

Tri -City (TC) admissions diverted to Danvers State Hospital and pri­vate facilities; two patients transferred to Worcester State Hospital; Cambridge/Somerville (C/S) admission remained; cost funded through June 1991. 

 

Fourteen patients transferred to Westborough State Hospital. 

One patient transferred to Lindemann Mental Health Center.

One patient transferred to Worcester State Hospital; Commissioner Tomes meets with interested families at Kline Hall. 

Four patients transferred to Worcester State Hospital; twenty-four patients transferred to Westborough State Hospital. 

R4 closed. 


B1 closed. 

One patient transferred to Farren Care Center. 


Shuttle service to Worcester and Westborough State hospitals commenced. 

Two patients transferred to Westborough State Hospital. 

Two patients transferred to Worcester State Hospital. 

Three patients transferred to Westborough. 

Two patients transferred to Westborough. 

Five patients transferred to Westborough. 

Four patients transferred to Worcester. 

Pierson Road (C/S) residence opened for eight patients; Saugus House residence opened for eight patients; Woburn House residence opened for eight patients; Banks Street, Waltham, residence opened for eight patients.

Three patients transferred to Westborough.

Hammond Street residence (C/S) opened for eight patients; on­grounds Residence I opened for six patients; Watertown apartment opened for four patients. 

Semrad Unit shut with closing of D1 and A2. 

Maynard House opened for ten patients. 

One patient transferred to Worcester. 

Watertown apartment opened for four patients; one patient trans­ferred to Worcester. 

One patient transferred to Westborough.

Commissioner Elias announced the closing of Metropolitan State Hospital to families and staff. 

Danvers cottage opened for four patients. 

Admissions service moved to R1. 

Cambridge Hospital temporarily relocated Cahill 4 to R2. 

Magazine Street opened for ten C/S patients. 

Five patients transferred to Danvers State Hospital. 

McLaughlin House opened for six central Middlesex patients.

Marguerite Terrace opened for twelve central Middlesex patients. 

Three T/C patients discharged to existing community residences.

Ten patients transferred to Westborough. 

Five patients transferred to Danvers; C/S opened apartments for twenty-four patients. 

Four patients transferred to Westborough. 


Burke Unit shut with closing of ME2. 


Seventeen patients transferred to Medfield State Hospital. 

C/S Unit shut with closing of M&S2.

January 16

January 29

February 4-12

January 2-10

February 5

February 11

February 15

February 16

February 20

February 27

March 13

March 20

April 2

April 4-9

April 1-15

April 17

April 23-29

May 2

May 21

May 9

May 30

June 6 

June 20

July 3

November 6 

September 24

September 3

November 13-20 

November 13-20 

November 20

November 21-25

December 3-5

December 5-10

December 10

December 16-30 

December 10-30 

December 28

1992

January 31

Metropolitan State Hospital officially closed.