Castle Peak Hospital in 1992, which was officially opened in 1961, in Hong Kong’s New Territories. Photo: SCMP

Mental health in Hong Kong: why opening of Castle Peak psychiatric hospital was seen as big step

  • The 1,000-bed mental health facility was inaugurated in 1961 by governor Sir Robert Black
  • In a speech, he said that a growing understanding of the mind ‘has blown away much of the mist enveloping this illness’
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Castle Peak Hospital in 1992, which was officially opened in 1961, in Hong Kong’s New Territories. Photo: SCMP
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John Browett, acting assistant commissioner of police, marine division, briefs reporters after the Deep Bay incident, on March 24, 1969. Photo: SCMP

When a police officer armed with a machine gun opened fire on a Marine launch, killing two

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John Browett, acting assistant commissioner of police, marine division, briefs reporters after the Deep Bay incident, on March 24, 1969. Photo: SCMP
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