‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ hospital to be demolished

I saw this interesting article from The Age today –

Oregon State Hospital, the US mental institution where the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was filmed, is making way for a new complex.

Most of the dilapidated, 125-year-old main building will be torn down and replaced, starting in a few months.

Although the 1975 film’s mean Nurse Ratched was pure fiction, the Oregon State Hospital has struggled with some very real troubles over the years, including overcrowding, crumbling floors and ceilings, outbreaks of scabies and stomach flu, sexual abuse of children by staff members, and patient-on-patient assaults.

Read the rest here.

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