Psychiatry Passage Home Solo

The psychiatric Passage home at Solo (Surakarta) was opened on 1 July 1921. This type of organization was created to relieve the burden of psychiatric hospitals, which were mostly overcrowded and had hardly any means to reduce the patient burden. By 1940 there were 6  “Psychiatrische doorgangshuizen”. They were established at Batavia (Grogol), at Semarang (Tawang), at Soerakarta (the former general hospital Mangoendjajan), at Soerabaya (Pegirian), at Medan (Gloegoer) and at Makassar.

Concerning the Psychiatric Passage Home at Solo, The Government took care of recruitment of staff and of its renumeration (See Koloniaal Verslag 1922: The Government Decree of 16 April 1922 no. 24 (Indisch Staatsblad no. 233).

Nowadays (2018) the successor to the Passage Home at Solo, is the Rumah Sakit Jiwa Daerah Surakarta. This psychiatric hospital is one of the health establishments of the province of Jawa Tengah.The hospital is classified as a category A hospital (reg. no. 3372052) with 297 beds.
The hospital has 570 employees, of whom 30 medical doctors (7 psychiatrists), 8 psychologists, 265 nurses, 26 pharmacy assistants, 93 Therapeutic and
technical assistants and 148 administrative, management and management supporting functions.
The hospital is situated on Jalan K.H. Dewantoro 80 at Jebres, Surakarta (coordinates: Latitude: -7,56 and Longitude: 110,86).
The website of the hospital is

From this website we copied some pages of the history of the hospital (Google translated and abbreviated):

Before being integrated into the guidance of the Regional Government of Central Java Province as it is today, the original location of the Surakarta Regional Mental Hospital was in the heart of Solo, which is located (old location) at Jl. Bhayangkara No. 50 Surakarta. Initially this hospital was founded in 1918 and inaugurated in use on July 17, 1919 with the name D oo r g a n g h u i s  v oo r krankzinnigen and is also known as MANGUNJAYAN Mental Hospital which occupies an area of ​​+ 0.69 ha with a capacity of 216 beds (TT). By the end of 1937 the capacity of the Passage Home at Solo was 150 beds and on 31 December 1937 there were 82 male and 71 female patients present at this establishment.

The Comprehensive Atlas of the Netherlands Indies (KNAG, Asia Maior 2003) mentions this hospital, situated on the Mangoendjajan road under number 96.