Manchester hospital suspends two after documentary

A hospital trust which apologised for the "unacceptable behaviour" of some of its staff revealed in a TV documentary has suspended two staff members.

The Channel 4 documentary "Undercover Hospital" filmed staff at North Manchester General Hospital shouting and swearing at patients.

It showed staff making derogatory remarks, ignoring, and raising their voices at patients.

It is understood the suspended staff were among those caught on film.

Pennine Acute Trust has already said it will investigate examples of "uncaring and unsympathetic" attitudes.

But the trust has rejected claims that patient care was compromised to meet NHS targets.

The documentary, shown on the Dispatches programme, also filmed at the trust's Royal Oldham Hospital between December 2010 and March.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has been requested by the trust to carry out an independent judgement.

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