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The new hospital was a a state nursing home and a 288-bed psychiatric hospital. In 2011, New Jersey governor Chis Christie announced that the hospital would shut down as part of an effort to save $9 million a year in expenses.What was the first mental Hospital in New Jersey?
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, opened in 1848, was the first public mental hospital in New Jersey. It has gone by several names over the years including Trenton State Hospital and The New Jersey Lunatic Asylum.