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Complainant Name:
Broadmoor Hospital

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Independent

Complaint:

Ms Nuala O’Brien, Director of Communications for the West London Mental Health NHS Trust, complained that the newspaper had inaccurately referred to Broadmoor as a hospital “for the criminally insane”. This description was anachronistic and untrue: not all patients at Broadmoor have committed a crime.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper amended its online article and circulated a note to its journalists making clear that they should use the proper title for Broadmoor hospital.

Report: 78



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