Psychiatric passage home Makassar

In order to cope with the tremendous growth of the number of patients the decision was made to reorganize the mental health care in the NI. Two new types of psychiatric facilities were introduced:

  • the psychiatric nursing home (Psychiatrisch verpleegtehuis)
  • the psychiatric passage home (Psychiatrisch doorgangshuis).

In 1925 It was decided to build a psychiatric passage home at Makassar (South Sulawesi) .
The health statistics of 1938 mention 6 psychiatric passage homes (Batavia (Grogol), Semarang, Surakarta, Surabaya, Medan and Makassar). The number of beds for Makassar was then :205(normal capacity) and by the end of 1937 the patient  population was 215.

Nowadays (2020), the passage home , situated on the Jalan Dadi  number 16, has been replaced by a psychiatric institution of 481 beds, situated on the same road and making part of the provincial health establishments of Sulawesi Selatan. The hospital is called Rumah Sakit Khusus Daerah Dadi and is classified as a category A hospital (registration number 7371096). Its geological location is Latitude: -5,15 and Longitude 119,35.