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Complainant Name:
West London Mental Health Trust

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mirror

Complaint:

Ms Lucy McGee, Director of Communications for the West London Mental Health Trust, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article was misleading when it referred to a patient at Broadmoor Hospital as an "inmate".

Resolution:

The newspaper did not consider that the use of the term "inmate" was misleading: in its view, it referred to any person who was confined to an institution, such as a hospital. Nonetheless - on a without prejudice basis - the newspaper agreed to alter its online article to replace the word "inmate" with "patient". The complaint was resolved on this basis.

Date Published: 20/08/2010



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