Publish date: 25 November 2021

Staff and patients at Broadmoor Hospital welcomed the High Sheriffs of Buckinghamshire, George Anson, Oxfordshire, Imam Monawar Hussain, Berkshire, Willie Hartley Russell and Chaplain to the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Reverend David Meakin when they visited the high secure hospital this week. 

West London NHS Trust Chief Executive, Carolyn Regan said: “It was wonderful to have the opportunity to spend some time with the High Sheriffs and showcase the amazing work of all our staff at Broadmoor Hospital and the difference the new building has made to both staff and patients.” 

Director of High Secure and Forensic Services, Leeanne McGee, along with other senior staff at the hospital gave a brief history of the hospital, the care, treatment and rehabilitation offered to patients and the move from the old Victorian hospital to the new modern facility, before a tour around the hospital.

The High Sheriffs visited the central building which includes the multi-faith sanctuary and the patient activity, education, Recovery College and social areas, where they could see various arts and crafts that had been created by patients as part of their rehabilitation. 

They went on to visit some of the wards and spent some time talking to patients and staff.

Speaking about their visit, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Imam Monawar Hussain said: “It was a real pleasure to visit this high secure hospital.  We were all very impressed with the new modern building, which provides a therapeutic environment for the patients.  What struck us most was the level of care and compassion the staff showed in supporting the patients on their recovery journey.”