Tuddenham, Paul H.
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There are four special hospitals Broad- moor, Rampton, Mosside and Park Lane. They provide the same range of therapeutic services as ordinary psychiatric hospitals but they are intended by virtue of the NHS Act 1987 for the treatment of patients who are detainable under the Mental Health Act and who, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, require this treatment and special security because of their dangerous violent or criminal propensities. The regime of care and observation are such that they can only be justified when the highest level of security is required and no lessor degree of security would provide a resonable safeguard to the public.'