Greenvale Mental Hospital
This article is a little close to home. Literally. The Greenvale Sanatorium, also known as the Mental Hospital was situated in Greenvale, Victoria, Australia. But before I get any further, let me give you a little bit of history regarding this Mental Hospital.
The Greenvale Sanatorium was established by the Victorian Government, under the administration of the Health Department in 1905. It was established for the treatment of consumptives.
On May 10th, 1905 it was finally opened. But the 11th of May, there were 10 patients already.
The land is situated on a large 300 acre property, on the wooded uplands near Broadmeadows. It is 500 feet above sea level. It was put there to provide fresh air and a nice temperate climate. It was also in close proximity to Melbourne City, as well as the beautiful lands that surrounded it.
The main ward block and administration wing was designed by Percy Everett.
This was the very first institution in Victoria dedicated to the treatment of TB, or as you know it, Tuberculosis.Whenever patients would come in, they had to abide by the strict regiment which awaited them. The primary purpose of such an institution is. by means of generous and selected food, open-air life, and other forms of recuperative treatment, to develop the resistence of the body to the disease, and to arrest the progress of the disease, and to restore the patient to their normal condition.
Now what's a little history without the paranormal side? Greenvale Mental Hospital was known to be one of the most haunted Sanatoriums in Victoria. It was told (as well as experienced) by people, that the former occupants still reside in their residence, roaming the halls and rooms of the beautifully structured building.
Jane used to be a nurse who worked in the Hospital, treating patients with TB. Now I'm not exactly sure when she was there, but all I know is that she eventually died there and now her ghost walks the halls of the building. Another is the groundskeeper who roams the lands of the site, he has also been seen by a few people.
The Sanatorium is also situated right next to an Aboriginal Cemetary. If you don't already know, it is known around Australia that most of the Aboriginal land, is haunted.
It was surrounded by 6 foot high fences to keep people out. Security had intervened, and patroled the lands and buildings to keep people like us out. Haha.
Anyway, I can't find any ghost pictures or videos relating to the Mental Hospital, But if anybody does have any, why not share the love and show it to us?
In 2008/9, the Government demolished the building, cleared the land and turned it into some residence for the elderly.
Have you ever been to Greenvale Mental Hospital? Did you have any experiences you'd like to share with us?