The families of 38 people treated at Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Worcestershire, condemn its failings.
A hospital trust is paying out almost £500,000 in compensation after what human rights lawyers have called "appalling" failures of care.
A hospital trust is apologising to the families of people who suffered what human rights lawyers have called "appalling" failures of care.
"While the trust has accepted that certain aspects of care afforded to some patients fell below the standard they where entitled to, some of these cases were more than a decade old.
"A number of very serious allegations made by the families of deceased patients are not borne out by the medical records. [...]
"Nevertheless, the trust accept that the care afforded to some patients some years ago between 2002 - 2009 fell below the requisite standards and has apologised for the short comings.
– Statement from the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch
"The trust is committed to delivering the very best care to its patients and will continue to strive for excellence."
A rally and march took place in Redditch today against proposals which protesters say could see the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch closed or face losing services like A&E and maternity.
Around 500 members of the ‘Save the Alex’ campaign have marched from the Town Hall in protest.
NHS Worcestershire has published six options to save £50 million and reduce its estimated £200 million deficit, which could involve reducing services at several sites in the county.
Chairman of Save the Alex, Neil Stote, says: "a line by line review needs to be made before they make a decision."
A rally and march is under way against proposals which protesters say could seethe Alexandra Hospital in Redditch closed or lose services like A&E andmaternity. Around 500 members of the ‘Save the Alex’ campaign are marching fromthe Town Hall.