Queen Mary Hospital, Hanmer Springs   (CAWS)
1916 - 2003


Queen Mary Hospital, Hanmer Springs, began life as a returned services hospital for World War I veterans. Although this function continued to cover WWII, post-war it increasingly focussed on treating mental health, particularly alcohol and drug addiction. As part of the continuing health restructuring of the 1990s, and after several iterations, it became a private institution. It closed in 2003.


Location : Hanmer Springs, Canterbury


  • Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Act 1966
  • Area Health Boards Act 1983
  • Health Act 1920
  • Health Act 1956
  • Health Amendment Act 1982
  • Health and Disability Services Act 1993
  • Health Service Personnel Act 1983
  • Hospitals Act 1957
  • Hospitals and Charitable Institutions Act 1926
  • Mental Defectives Act 1911
  • Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992
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Version Number: 5
Date Approved: 26/08/2019