13 Dec 2017

Crowthorne’s MP, Dr Phillip Lee, was given a guided tour of the new Broadmoor Hospital last week, by WLMHT Chief Executive Carolyn Regan.

During the visit, Dr Lee was able to see the new state of the art facilities as well as items such as work benches and artwork that have been made by current patients.

Dr Lee said: “Broadmoor Hospital rightly has a world-class reputation in the area of mental health research. The fact that a patient’s average stay has been reduced to just six years is a testament to their groundbreaking work.

“The original hospital was built 150 years ago as part of a step-change in the treatment of the mentally ill within the criminal justice system. This new facility builds upon that legacy and I am sure will keep this country at the forefront of such therapies for decades to come.”

Carolyn Regan and Dr Phillip Lee outside the reception area of the new Broadmoor Hospital

Carolyn added: “The new Broadmoor Hospital will greatly enhance the care and treatment we provide to some of the most mentally unwell patients we see.

“It will provide a world leading and thoughtfully designed space for staff to work in and a safe and secure environment for treatment of some of the most vulnerable people in society.

“We hope that once open, local people will be proud to have such a fantastic hospital on their doorstep.”