North Devon District Hospital has been the subject of more damning criticism this week after a coroner said gross neglect contributed to the death of a patient.
The man, who went in for a routine hip operation, ended up having both his legs amputated and died after the opportunity for treat him was missed. The hospital has apologised to the man's family and claims the trust had learnt from the mistake.
Meanwhile, the parents of a five-year-old girl with a rare brain disorder have contacted the Journal to say they are angry and distressed with the hospital's treatment of their daughter. Despite suffering repeated fits, the girl was sent away from the hospital three times and told that nothing was wrong. Her parents believe she could have died. However, the hospital refutes the parent's claim and say the girl was offered the best treatment available.