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In 1861, the Pleasant Creek Hospital opened as a medical facility for the town of Stawell. It housed quite a few patients who were deemed ‘insane’ as it was built prior to the Aradale Asylum in the nearby town of Ararat. Another building was added in 1904, Syme Ward, for convalescent patients. .
In 1933, the facility was replaced by a newly-built hospital in the town of Stawell.
In 1934, the Mental Hygiene Department acquired the old Pleasant Creek Hospital site and converted it to accommodate children with disabilities, which became Pleasant Creek Special School. ——————————————————————
In 1996, the Victorian government announced the impending closure of Pleasant Creek, in favour of 'community living' options for its residents. The facility closed in 1999.