The villa style of mental hospital, based on a number of relatively small, welcoming buildings tailored to the needs of specific groups of patients, provided a more domestic environment and the possibility of more individual attention than the large wards of 19th-century institutions. Seacliff’s replacement, Cherry Farm Hospital, which opened in 1952, used this new design. This is one of the villa buildings in the late 1950s, soon after completion.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6539 A29,455
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