Patricia Hewitt in hot water
At least 250 of the people reportedly released from hospitals including Broadmoor, Rampton and Ashworth should have been considered for deportation, while others may have faced removal depending on their immigration status.
All patients at Broadmoor, Rampton etc are detained under the Mental Health Act , which is a Department of Health Competence , not as being reported, the Home Office.
Credit where credit is due. It should be remembered that Patricia Hewitt took over the Department of Health from the current Home Secretary, John Ried, in May 2005.