ECT at Lake Alice: a team of maggots

I have written here about psychiatrist Selwyn Leeks and the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on children and young people at Lake Alice Hospital in New Zealand in the 1970s.

On Monday 14 June 2021 a Royal Commission on Abuse in Care started a two week public hearing into abuse at Lake Alice. One of the first witnesses was Tyrone Marks, who had been admitted to the unit when 11 years old. Stuff reported that Marks holds “Leeks and his staff responsible for what happened, describing them as the ‘team of maggots'”.

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