Aston Hall Hospital was a hospital for vulnerable children located in Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire. The head physician there was Dr Kenneth Milner. The hospital closed in 1993. Milner died in 1976 after gaining a doctorate in 1939.
More than 100 victims have come forward alleging that they suffered abuse at Aston Hall Hospital in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Many of these victims are claiming compensation from the Department of Health for what happened to them.
Dr Kenneth Milner worked at the hospital during this time and he has been accused of, “pumping vulnerable youngsters with drugs to correct deviant behaviour.”
The investigation which is the, “biggest ever probe into crimes against children” is being investigated by Derbyshire Police. To date 105 victims have come forward. It is alleged that Dr Milner restrained young patients and injected them with drugs whilst making them relive past experiences. Some victims have also alleged that he sexually abused them.
The Police are in the process of recording the crimes and will then prepare a report for the Crown Prosecution Service.
Derbyshire police have issued some helplines for anyone in need. Anyone in need of immediate help and support should call the Samaritans on 116 123. Within office hours, people can telephone health workers Andrew Rayner or Liz Holmes on 01332 623700, ext. 31537.
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