Lunatic Asylum, Hospital for the Insane, Mental Diseases Hospital, Lachlan Park Hospital, and the Royal Derwent Hospital
The Patient Files pertain to the Lunatic Asylum, Hospital for the Insane, Mental Diseases Hospital, Lachlan Park Hospital, and the Royal Derwent Hospital between 1857 and 1993.
Closed E75 years
E75 means that records in this series that have final entries less than 75 years old are closed to the general public. People wishing to access these records should contact Mental Health Services which is in the Department of Health and Human Services, to obtain permission. Staff at the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office may be able to assist you in finding other relevant records.
Prior to 1890, patients' files only contain admission papers. Occasionally they also include some correspondence.
Files went with patients when they were transferred between Millbrook Rise Hospital and the other hospitals. This means that these patients only have one file.
The series is divided into consignments:
Some patients may also have a treatment file in HSD291.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 3 December 2013, Last modified: 10 December 2014