Grosvenor Hospital

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Grosvenor Hospital
Opened 1965
Closed 2010
Current Status Closed
Building Style Single Building
Location Sydney, NSW
Alternate Names
  • Grosvenor Centre



History[edit]

Grosvenor Hospital was a psychiatric facility and disability institution established by the New South Wales Government at Summer Hill in 1965. It was operated by the Health Department and occupied the buildings that had formerly been the Benevolent Society's Renwick Home for Infants, Summer Hill. It provided care for children until the 1980s. In 1985 it stopped being listed as a hospital for the developmentally disabled and became known as the Grosvenor Centre.

It was run by the Department of Health until 1989 when it was transferred to the Department of Community Services. In the 1998 the NSW Government announced that residential care models for people with disabilities were out-dated and all current residential accommodation would close by 2010. In 2001 the Grosvenor Centre was transferred to the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care. In the 2008-2009 financial year the 20 remaining residents were transferred to purpose-built houses and the institution was closed.