Broadmoor Hospital


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Broadmoor Hospital

A high-security psychiatric hospital which began in the 1860s as the Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. It is the best known of three such facilities in England, and was the only one one until overcrowding led to the construction of the Rampton Secure Hospital in 1912 and Ashworth Hospital in the 1970s.

Most of Broadmoor’s patients have severe mental illness, and many of those also have personality disorders. It housed men and women until 2007, when the women were moved to other facilities.
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A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said yesterday: "We are investigating an assault occasioning actual bodily harm following an incident at Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorne.
MURDERERS and rapists at Broadmoor Hospital are being treated to lavish summer barbecues - costing the taxpayer pounds 22,000.
Tina Carswell, a spokesperson for Broadmoor Hospital said: "We are part of the NHS and therefore can not comment on individual patients.
The group which has been granted bail included three men detained at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire.
Peter Sutcliffe currently remains in Broadmoor Hospital.
POLICE rushed to topsecurity Broadmoor Hospital yesterday after patients went on the rampage.
The killer, who murdered 13 women across the north - including a teenager in Huddersfield - is currently detained in Broadmoor hospital.
It is believed he wants to return to Wales and Cole is expected to request a transfer away from the high-security Broadmoor Hospital to the medium-secure Caswell Clinic, in Bridgend.
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The money for the hospital, run by Mersey Care NHS Trust, is being provided from a national pool of money allocated for high security mental health centres, which will also benefit Rampton hospital and Broadmoor hospital.
An investigation was under way yesterday after reports of breaches of security on a ward at Broadmoor Hospital.
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