Larundel Hospital was conceived in 1938 It was not until 1953 that Larundel was officially opened as a mental asylum hospital. It had 387 patients. By the early 1970s Larundel had a number of wards operating dealing with a wide variety of psychological illnesses. These included acute psychiatrics, chronic schizophrenics, chronic psychotics and geriatric patients. A clinical laboratory had also been added. During the late 1990s there was a strong move away from institutional care of psychiatric patients. As a result of this a number of Victoria's mental hospitals were closed. The buildings were left abandon for many years.
October 4th, 2013
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