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Complainant Name:
West London Mental Health Trust

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Citizen (Gloucester)


Ms Lucy McGee, Director of Communications for the West London Mental Health Trust, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article relating to Broadmoor Hospital inaccurately referred to it as a "jail".


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction and apology:

In an article published by the Citizen on February 3rd we referred to a patient at Broadmoor Hospital as living in jail. This headline was incorrect and should have used the word hospital. Broadmoor is a high security hospital supporting the recovery of patients with severe mental health problems. We apologise for the error.

Date Published: 25/05/2010

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