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Alexandra Hospital neglect: Jeremy Hunt 'disgusted'

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he is "disgusted and appalled" at accounts of patient neglect at a hospital in Worcestershire.

It was claimed in one case an 84-year-old man starved to death at Redditch's Alexandra Hospital in 2009.

Worcestershire Acute NHS Hospital Trust will apologise to the families of 38 people and many will receive a payment of, on average, about £10,000.

In a statement, the trust issued an apology over its "shortcomings". Ben Ando reports.

  • 23 Dec 2012
  • From the section Health