Care victim treated with 'no respect or dignity'

The families of 38 people who suffered "appalling" failings in care from an NHS hospital trust say it must never happen again.

Among those receiving an apology are the family of 73-year-old Colin White, who was admitted to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, in July 2009. His daughter Kim White, from Gloucester, described how there was "no respect or dignity" for her father during his stay at the hospital.

All we ever wanted was an apology, and the acknowledgement that my father was treated appallingly.

We also didn't want anyone else to go through the hell that my father went through.


'Disgust' at 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.