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Complainant Name:
West London Mental Health Trust

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Citizen (Gloucester)

Complaint:

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".

Resolution:

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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