'I musn't ever minimise what I am asking people to do'

Over a quarter of the 450 patients at Rampton high-security hospital have no visitors. In July 1997 the Hospital League of Friends patient befriending scheme began, and now has 24 volunteers - all very special people, according to co-ordinator Janet Phillips.

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