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Complainant Name:
Ms Nuala O'Brien

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Sunday Sport

Complaint:

Ms Nuala O’Brien, Director of Communications for the West London Mental Health NHS Trust, complained that the newspaper had inaccurately referred to patients as “prisoners” and the nursing staff as “screws”. The article was also based on the inaccurate claim that patients were intending to riot over the withdrawal of Sky TV. Patients only have access to terrestrial television, and so the claim could not have been correct.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper agreed not to repeat the Sky TV claim and published a correction, the next week, to the inaccurate reference to “prisoners”.

Report: 75



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