Hospital issue statement on failings in 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.

"The trust is committed to delivering the very best care to its patients and will continue to strive for excellence."

– Statement from the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch

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Redditch Hospital Failings

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he is "disgusted and appalled" at reports of patient neglect at a hospital in Worcestershire. The worst instance of mistreatment at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch was a patient starved to death.