1964 – In 1964 the Board invited Dr George Adams, Consultant Geriatrician at the Belfast City Hospital (the former workhouse hospital), to conduct an independent survey. One of his conclusions from the report said that between 15-10 years ago, Clifton House was well ahead of most other institutions for the care of old people and while it still holds a lead in policy, structurally it seems to have fallen way behind many of the newer local authority homes.