Every year about 34,000 people die unnecessarily in NHS hospitals. This is the true story of just one of these easily avoidable tragedies
The figures are shocking - around 34,000 people die unnecessarily in NHS hospitals every year and another 25,000 are unnecessarily permanently disabled.
Amanda Steane's "Who cares?" is just one of these stories.
Her husband Paul went into hospital for minor surgery. After repeated mistakes and neglect by inexperienced doctors and overworked nurses he emerged a helpless invalid. In constant pain and unable to walk, talk, see or breathe properly, Paul took his own life.
The NHS tried to avoid responsibility - letters were "mislaid" and key medical records went "missing". But a nurse, outraged at how Paul and Amanda were being treated, sent Amanda copies of the "lost" medical records and the police began to investigate