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Trust "could have done more" to stop nurse who raped four women

An NHS Trust in Kent faces possible legal action - after a report found it could have done more to stop one of its nurses who went on to rape four women.

Vijay Bundhun was employed by Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust. He's serving a prison sentence for four counts of rape and nine sexual assaults.

On Monday we heard reaction from one of his victims after a report found the Trust had investigated 11 incidents of misconduct against Bundhun - over 12 years. Sangeeta spoke to solicitor Abbie Hickson, who is working with other victims and asked her why she had taken on the case.

The Trust has issued an apology:

More than anything, we want to apologise to the women affected by the appalling criminal actions of Vijay Bundhun.

We welcome and fully accept each of the findings of the independent review and are determined to ensure that changes are made to ensure that our patients are safe..

The Trust has continued to work hard over the years since these incidents and has focused on strengthening areas including management, supervision, training and culture. The report recognises this and recommends areas for further improvement.

A comprehensive plan, personally overseen by the new Chief Executive Helen Greatorex, will ensure delivery of all actions, with updates presented regularly to the Board.

– Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust