Kenmore Mental Hospital

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Kenmore Mental Hospital
Established 1879
Opened 1895
Closed 2004
Current Status Closed
Building Style Echelon Plan
Location Goulburn, NSW
Alternate Names
  • Kenmore Hospital



History[edit]

On 31 July 1894 the buildings on the Kenmore Estate, Goulburn, were appointed a Hospital for the Insane, on a site purchased for the purpose in 1879. By the end of 1894 temporary accommodation for 140 patients was ready, with hospital wards to be completed. Personnel were appointed to positions at Kenmore Hospital on 1 January 1895. Upon opening, 152 patients from other hospitals were transferred to Kenmore, with 146 male patients resident in the Hospital at the end of 1895. Although some wards were already occupied, it was anticipated that the hospital would be completed by June 1897, to provide services to the southern region of the State.

During World War II the facilities at Kenmore Hospital were made available for the psychiatric treatment of military personnel, with the Hospital under the control of the Commonwealth Government, Department of the Army, during 1941-1945 (known as 114 AGH Kenmore or 114 AGH Goulburn).

In June 1962 Kenmore Hospital had 1,107 patients resident, and operated as the acute psychiatric admission centre for the southern region, with services also provided to inebriate patients.

The historic 75-hectare site was sold in 2003 and resold in 2010.