The Hillcrest Hospital was the new name given to the Northfield Mental Hospital in 1964. It provided mental health services for inpatients, outpatients and day patients, as well as community services for the acute and chronically mentally ill, elderly patients suffering from dementia and related illnesses and people with alcohol dependence problems. Children, including some State children, continued to be sent to Hillcrest Hospital.
On 1st July, 1979, Enfield Hospital was incorporated with Hillcrest Hospital. Both Hospitals came under the control of a single board of management. By 1982 all Enfield Hospital patients had been transferred to Hillcrest.
In 1991 the Hospital was operating 370 beds and was also responsible for the administration of the Northfield Security Hospital and a rehabilitation hostel at College Park.
Hillcrest Hospital closed in 1994.
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