Fate of special hospitals in England has not yet been decided

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7139.1243 (Published 18 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1243
  1. John V Basson, Medical director
  1. Broadmoor Hospital Authority, Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7EG

    EDITOR—The News in brief in the issue of 28 March contained a paragraph entitled “Closure plans for secure hospitals.”1 This was part of a selectively quoted strategic plan produced by the High Security Psychiatric Services Commissioning Board. The plan was leaked, as it is officially with the minister of health at present.

    As I understand it, the document contains several options; the closure of the three hospitals and building of …

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