Codey Applauds Governor’s Decision On Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital

Compromise Would Ensure Continuation of Care at Hunterdon County Psychiatric Facility

TRENTON – Senator Richard J. Codey, D-Essex, today applauded the decision by Governor Christie to continue services at Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital in Hunterdon County. The facility, which serves mostly adult patients suffering from dementia, was slated to be shut down in the Governor’s original proposed budget:

“I would like to thank Governor Christie, State Senator Mike Doherty, and all of the advocates who fought so hard to make sure that services for the mentally ill would continue at Hagedorn. Even though we’re facing one of the toughest budgets on record, with the restoration of the Hagedorn operating funds, we’re making a statement that we won’t balance our budget without consideration of our most vulnerable residents.

“The compromise to keep Hagedorn open represents a win for the patients, and is a testament to the excellent level of services provided at the hospital.”