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The Hospital

Barbara O’Hare was interviewed last week on BBC Radio about her book, The Hospital. “All I knew about my mother was that she had bright red hair.”

Barbara explains how she was taken into care because she repeatedly escaped her abusive foster home and jumped on buses in search of her mother.

Listen to Barbara’s interview here at 1.25.35.

Barbara O’Hare was just 12 when she was admitted to the psychiatric hospital, Aston Hall, in 1971. From a troubled home, she’d hoped she would find sanctuary there. But within hours, Barbara was tied down, drugged with sodium amytal – a truth-telling drug – and then abused by its head physician, Dr Kenneth Milner.

Buy The Hospital here.




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