"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."
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.