Suffer the Children


About problems at a hospital in Henley which treated autistic children.

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Producer: Granada World in Action
Year Produced: 1980
Running time: 30 minutes
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Asks what went wrong at the hospital which pioneered special psychiatric treatment for children, the majority of whom were autistic. The Smith Hospital, Henley, estimates 10,000 per annum is needed for each child. There should be a staff ratio of 1:1, but there are less staff than there used to be. This “World in Action” programme raises many questions including those of supervision and management, both at hospital and AHA level

Of historical interest.

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