£15,000 home for
MR GARTSIDE, Minister for Health, will achieve
an old ambition through the Government's pur- chase for £15,000 of a 29-roomed mansion home at 6 Lisson grove, Hawthorn.
The home will accommodate 50 girls who have been cured of mental illness, but who still need some guidance.
The Minister had been urging the Government to buy a build- ing for a hostel for some time, but previously negotiations for suitable properties had failed.
Girls from Travancore, Jane- field, and Pleasant Creek institu- tions would live at the Hawthorn home, from where they would
go out to jobs in industry, he said last night.
This would allow a ward at Travancore to be released for special treatment of mentally re- tarded children.
This is the second home pur- chased by the Government for health work in a fortnight.
Recently a house at Toorak was bought for £14,000 for special- ised treatment of spastic chil-