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Staff suspended at Ashworth secure hospital

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7079.461j (Published 15 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:461
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Serious irregularities at one of Britain's secure hospitals, Ashworth on Merseyside, has led to the appointment of new management and four staff suspensions, including the chief executive and a senior psychiatrist.

    The health secretary, Stephen Dorrell, has set up a statutory inquiry by a retired judge, Peter Fallon QC, to review the clinical policies and management of the personality disorder unit at Ashworth, which comprises …

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