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South Australia - Organisation

Enfield Hospital (1963 - 1982)

Disability Institution, Home, Hospital and Receiving Home
Alternative Names
  • Enfield Receiving Home (Also known as)

The Enfield Hospital was the new name given to the Enfield Receiving House in 1963. It continued to operate as a Receiving Home for people with mental health problems and people with intellectual disabilities, including children. State-children with intellectual disabilities continued to be sent to Enfield Hospital. On 1st July, 1979, Enfield Hospital was incorporated with Hillcrest Hospital. Both Hospitals came under the control of a single board of management. In 1981 Enfield Hospital was providing specific purpose rehabilitation programs. By 1982 all patients had been transferred to Hillcrest Hospital.



1963 - 1982
Location - Enfield Hospital was situated at Enfield. Location: Enfield


 1922 - 1963 Enfield Receiving House
       1963 - 1982 Enfield Hospital


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Mullighan, the Hon E.P., Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry: Allegations of sexual abuse and death from criminal conduct, presented to the South Australian Parliament by the Hon. E.P. Mullighan QC, Commisioner, Children in State Care Commission of Enquiry, Adelaide, South Australia, 2008, 564 pp,; State Records of South Australia, 'Agency Details: GA1993 Enfield Receiving House, later Enfield Hospital 1922 - 1981', in State Records of South Australia, ArchivesSearch,

Prepared by: Gary George