Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital

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Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Health
Weskoppies, Pretoria.JPG
Geography
LocationSalvokop, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Coordinates25°45′27″S 28°09′54″E / 25.757629°S 28.16498°E / -25.757629; 28.16498Coordinates: 25°45′27″S 28°09′54″E / 25.757629°S 28.16498°E / -25.757629; 28.16498
Organisation
Care systemPublic
Hospital typePsychiatric
Affiliated universityUniversity of Pretoria
Services
Beds1400
History
Founded1892

Weskoppies, colloquially known as Groendakkies ("Little Green Roofs"), is a public psychiatric hospital in Pretoria, Gauteng. It is situated to the west of the city centre and was built on the site of the old botanical gardens.

The hospital is used by the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo, and others, as a teaching hospital.

History[edit]

In 1892 the first psychiatric institution in the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, the Krankzinnigengesticht te Pretoria (Pretoria Lunatic Asylum), was established in 1892, later being renamed as the Weskoppies Hospital.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Plug, C; Roos, J. L. (1992). "Weskoppies Hospital, founded 1892 – the early years" (PDF). South African Medical Journal. 81 (2): 218–21. PMID 1738912.

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