Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital

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Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Health
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Location Salvokop, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Coordinates 25°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
Care system Public
Hospital type Psychiatric
Affiliated university University of Pretoria
Beds 1400
Founded 1892

Weskoppies 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.


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


  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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