Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week, becomes the first person in the world to get the jab as part of a mass vaccination programme, calling it the "best early birthday present". The programme reveals that there are on average four assaults a week on staff at the hospital and employees run the risk of serious injuries every day. This remarkable two-part documentary special marks the 150th anniversary of Broadmoor, home to Britain's most notorious killers. Staff at the psychiatric Broadmoor Hospital in Crowthorne, Berkshire, laid out a 'gigantic and intricately built train set' for patients. The inner workings of the high-security psychiatric hospital, which houses more than 200 men, some of which are the most mentally-ill and disturbed criminals in the UK, have been revealed for a two-part ITV series to air from Wednesday. Broadmoor is often viewed as the dumping ground for some of the country's most notorious criminals, like the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. The new £250m high-security Broadmoor Hospital, treating men detained under the Mental Health Act, has opened. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Cameras have been allowed to film inside Broadmoor Hospital for the first time in 150 years as part of a television documentary. It’s much more difficult to understand that somebody might be both.”. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire is preparing to close its doors and move to a new facility. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. First pictures inside the new £242m Broadmoor Hospital, Rare glimpse inside Broadmoor in new documentary, Fauci: US mass vaccinations could be days away. Broadmoor: A hospital, not a prison. "The new hospital enables us to provide this care in an environment fit for the 21st Century over the coming years," she said. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. TV. It is being aired again on September 2, 2020, at 10pm. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. In 2014, the hospital was the subject of a widely acclaimed two-part ITV documentary, which highlighted the dedication and skill of our incredible staff. Some have not committed an offence, but need specialised care in a high-security setting to aid their recovery. Inside Britain's Highest Security Psychiatric Hospital. 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The hospital was first known as the Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. With exclusive and unprecedented access to Broadmoor’s archives, this film unfolds the extraordinary history of the world’s most famous and feared hospital… Cameras have been allowed to film inside Broadmoor Hospital for the first time in 150 years as part of a television documentary. For over 146 years Broadmoor hospital has gained a reputation as the last stop for some of the UK’s most dangerous criminals. It’s one of three high-security psychiatric hospitals in England, and is internationally recognised, both for work with patients and for our extensive research activities. And true-crime TV fans will be able to watch what happens inside Broadmoor Hospital. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? There are days when the ward will be very settled and the patients will be in a happy mood but not all the time because their mental state tends to subside a lot.”. Inmates have included Yorkshire Ripper and Charles Bronson. Some of the patients, although branded as perpetrators of violence, are also considered victims of their illnesses so some of the most vulnerable have not been featured in the documentary. Staff are required to wear personal attack alarms at all times and body cameras when they are attending to patients who can often behave violently and unpredictably while being treated with medications, psychological therapies and alternative methods such as art therapy. With Eddie Marsan, Amlan Basu, Shaun Bhattacherjee, Trevor Chaplin-Smith. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. © 2020 BBC. Broadmoor Hospital is part of West London Mental Health NHS Trust. Watch the trailer for new Broadmoor Hospital documentary - behind the scenes for the first time in 150 years. Broadmoor is what is known as a special hospital. Patients and staff have moved into the hospital in Crowthorne, Berkshire, near to its former 150-year-old Victorian home. Michael Adebowale, one of the two men who killed Fusilier Lee Rigby in south east London last year, was transferred to the hospital in June due to experiencing psychotic episodes shortly after he was given a life sentence. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. It used to have men and women but it now no longer has women – they‘ve been moved elsewhere. Patients and staff have moved into … It is the oldest in England and perhaps the most famous psychiatric hospital in the world. Previous patients have included notorious inmate Charles Bronson, and killers Ronnie Kray and Peter Sutcliffe. Broadmoor Hospital Housing prisoners like the Yorkshire Ripper, Broadmoor has been a closed institution for 150 years but is now opening its doors for a documentary It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. There are three special hospitals in England. For the first time in its 150 years Broadmoor has agreed to open its doors to film what life is really like. playFauci: US mass vaccinations could be days away. Patients that come here have often perpetrated horrendous crimes, but they are also victims and it's very easy to see somebody as either the perpetrator or the victim. The average length of stay at Broadmoor Hospital is five-and-a-half years. The institute in Berkshire, which is often confused for a prison, has had high-profile patients including Charles Bronson, Ronnie Kray, Peter Sutcliffe and Kenneth Erskine being admitted. 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The building which has faced delays was due to open in 2017. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}The new £250m high-security Broadmoor Hospital, treating men detained under the Mental Health Act, has opened. ‘I want to show young trans kids it gets better’, Sputnik V vaccine rushed out to wary Russians. ITV documentary Broadmoor has been largely praised by viewers, after the psychiatric hospital opened its doors to the public for the first time. Benefits and career opportunities; £2,300 recruitment and retention premium Out of all the patients, 35 per cent come from prisons, 35 per cent from the court system, a quarter from medium-secure psychiatric units and five per cent from other high-security hospitals. Broadmoor will be aired on Wednesday 5 and 12 November at 9pm on ITV. Originally known as the Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Broadmoor Hospital opened in … Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Every Monday morning at 10am, a banshee wail howls out over Broadmoor Hospital. Broadmoor Hospital opened in 1863. The old Victorian building on the same grounds as the new site will be put up for sale. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. This article is more than 5 years old. The new hospital will be able to provide treatment for up to 210 men with mental illness and personality disorders who represent a high degree of risk to themselves and others. Channel 5 has produced a two-hour documentary about the hospital, called Inside Broadmoor. How can we imagine the scale of Covid's death toll? For more than a century the corridors and wards have remained closed to the public until ITV petitioned for five years for permission to film the lives of patients and staff over the course of a year. VideoFauci: US mass vaccinations could be days away. Wing of high-security psychiatric hospital Broadmoor could be turned into hotel The NHS Trust plans to sell off the Victorian wing to fund a £250million hospital But, as the Today programme's Tom Feilden discovered, the reality of life behind its walls is rather different. Over 150 years later, in December 2019, the hospital moved from its predominantly Victorian buildings into a state of the art facility, purpose built to ensure a safe, therapeutic environment for the care, treatment and rehabilitation of patients who need high-secure psychiatric care. For over 146 years Broadmoor hospital has gained a reputation as the last stop for some of the UK’s most dangerous criminals. Cranfield Ward is home to the hospital’s most challenging patients trouble flares up one day on the ward when a patient who has been allowed into the hospital’s yard for exercise refuses to come back in. It was thought of as the place where mentally unstable offenders would be incarcerated for the rest of their lives – until a recent and radical change. When asked how often similar incidents happen on Cranfield Ward, one nurse said: “Every other day. Broadmoor will be explored in a Channel 5 documentary tonight (May 18).. Carolyn Regan, chief Executive of West London NHS Trust, said: "The new hospital epitomises the ethos of hope and recovery at Broadmoor.". Are lateral flow tests for Covid-19 effective? Broadmoor Hospital in Crowthorne "There is a lack of hope and I don't appear to have anything to look forward to. The first patient was … So you want a career in computer games tournaments? Broadmoor is one of the most famous institutions in Britain and has housed some of the most dangerous criminals. 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VideoArchbishop and Chief Rabbi on losing a child. Warehouse veg packer becomes top-flight footballer, Archbishop and Chief Rabbi on losing a child. Inside Broadmoor: Criminally Insane investigates the history of the high-security facility. The BBC has obtained exclusive images of what the new Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire looks like. Clinical Director, Dr Amlan Basu said: “Patients that come here, they will have perpetrated often horrendous crimes but they are also victims and it’s very easy to see somebody as either the perpetrator or the victim. Patients are admitted from prison, court or medium secure hospitals. The following hour and thirty minute ITV documentary, entitled "Broadmoor," on the high security Broadmoor Hospital was shot over the course of a year. Clinical Nurse Manager, Ken Wakatama says: “Our focus when working with these guys is actually telling them that they are here not because of the illness, they are here because of the violence and they will only progress from here if there is a reduction in that violence.”. The new Broadmoor Hospital includes three new ward buildings, gardens and a central building where patients can take part in activities. Broadmoor is one of three high-security hospitals in England. For two minutes, the ear- splitting sound rings out like a wartime air raid siren as the alarm system is tested. 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