Media Update

Contact Details

The Communications team can be contacted on:

0151 471 2336

0151 472 2225

0151 473 0303 switchboard

Our Statement

A Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust spokesman said: “We can confirm a 79-year-old patient in long term care at Ashworth High Secure Hospital has died after becoming physically unwell.”

You can download a copy of the official statement here.


Ashworth Hospital is one of only three hospitals in the country providing services for patients who require treatment and care in conditions of high security. More information can be found here.

Request for Photographs

Up to date, high resolution photos are available on request from the communications team.



Request to film on site

All requests to film on any NHS site MUST BE approved by an executive director, supported by the communications team. To arrrange permission please contact the Communications team on the above contact details.

Ashworth Hospital Footage is available

Professional made broadcast quality film of Ashworth Hospital is available to download by the media, please contact the communications team for details.

The film can be downloaded here.

Alternatively, contact Amanda Rushton at Media Four on 01625 423424 or