Silence broken over hospital’s dark past

HEARTBROKEN: Joy Knight has revisited the site of the old Mount Gambier Hospital, pictured above before it was demolished. She says she is still mentally scarred from her harrowing ordeal more than 50 years ago.

IN A dark room in the basement of the old Mount Gambier Hospital in the mid-1960s, a newborn baby was taken from a 14-year-old mother with force.

This is the harrowing claim of Mount Gambier resident Joy Knight, 68, who has broken her silence after 50 years of keeping this secret.

Ms Knight gave birth to


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