Category: Wolston Park Mental Hospital
Former nurse alleges a male warden raped 80 yr old woman in Wolston Park Mental Hospital early 1980s
Her tyres were slashed in retaliation. The perpetrators never bought to account. She asks what happened her complaints? What happened to that 5 year old boy? Did he just go up in smoke like so many others? Listen and make up your own mind. Should there be an inquiry into the abuses at Wolston Park…
Welcome to Remembering Randall Podcast Series
Welcome to the Podcast Series, Remembering Randall, in honour of my brother who almost 42 years ago chose suicide over the prospect of being returned to Wolston Park Mental Hospital, for being gay. This podcast series is not only in his honour but of the 1000s like him whose lives were destroyed by their treatment…
The Goodna Girls
Adele Chynoweth’s book Goodna Girls (2021) tells the horrifying stories about some of the children incarcerated in Wolston Park Mental Hospital, an adult psychiatric facility in Queensland, from their voices, in their words. Adele has worked tirelessly to seek justice for these women locked up in Wolston Park Mental Health Wards, as children, who had committed no…
Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck, former Qld Mental Health Commissioner, says inquiry into Wolston Park Mental Hospital long overdue
Photo of my brother Randall aged 16 before being locked up against his will as a state ward in Brisbane Mental Locked Wards aged 17-19. Suicided at 20.
Remembering Randall Podcast Series, Calls for an Inquiry into Wolston Park Mental Hospital
This podcast series Remembering Randall advocates for an inquiry into the many atrocities that occurred at Wolston Park Mental Hospital. Tigger warnings & comments will be modified if they name individuals in a disparaging way.
My brother Randall Scott Carrington was detained involuntarily in Wolston Park Hospital 1978 to 1979. He was given 36 rounds of shock treatment, copious experimental psychotic drug treatments and effectively chemically castrated. He suicided at 20. Qld State Archives have refused me permission to access my brother’s case files, as the files of patients like…
Submissions to Inquiry into State Archives
You can make a submission to a State Government Inquiry into the Public Records Act until 30 June 2022. Click Here. https://www.chde.qld.gov.au/about/initiatives/review-of-public-records-act It is time that the public records act is amended to allow former patients and relatives of patients deceased access to their institutional files at Wolston Park Mental Hospital. Hiding these records for…