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Broadmoor (Death Of Patient)

Volume 656: debated on Monday 19 March 1962

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asked the Minister of Health if he will state the circumstances in which a patient, who died in Broadmoor on 7th March at the age of 87, spent 76 years of his life in Broadmoor, having been committed at the age of 11 for an offence of arson; how many patients now in Broadmoor have spent 50 years or more there; and if he will make a statement.

This severely subnormal epileptic needed hospital care throughout his life. During his earlier years it was not available elsewhere. Latterly, a move might well have harmed him. Three.