Sunday, 28 March 2010

Gladesville Hospital

Historic Gladesville hospital, an early Sydney "lunatic asylum" (1838), was a hospital for the mentally ill until 1997 when all services were transferred elsewhere.

In 1869, the Lunatic Asylum was renamed Gladesville Hospital for the Insane. By the mid-1960s, the institution was known simply as Gladesville Hospital.

1 comment:

  1. The original sandstone complex was gorgeous, including the Medical Superintendent's Residence and the gatekeeper's lodges. I am sure the so-called psychiatric services were hideous during the 19th century, but at least the buildings can be used still.