Take a peek at hell – ATV documentary on UK ‘mental hospitals’

This is about a ‘mental hospital’ very similar to the one I worked in, at Leavesden near Watford, whilst a semi-mature student preparing to go to Teacher Education College.

My experience as a Nursing Assistant was of a re-presentation of hell – not because of the inmates but because of the way they were treated. I worked at Leavesden in the early 1960’s. Despite a small core of deeply dedicated professionals it was short-staffed and even worse than the documentary shows;

Silent Minority, aired on british television June 1981. The documentary spotlights allegedly appalling conditions at Borocourt Hospital, Reading, Berks and St Lawrences Hospital Caterham, Surrey.

The documentary is in 6 short parts.

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