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THE family of a former nurse who worked in Portsmouth during the Second World War will receive an apology from a hospital trust after she was left unwashed for 11 weeks.

Patricia Brindle, 86, was left unwashed after being admitted to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Worcestershire, in 2008.

She was a trainee nurse at St Mary’s Hospital in Portsmouth during the Second World War.

Her family are now due to receive an apology from the Worcestershire Acute Hospital Trust after a group of families mounted legal action against the hospital.

The trust has issued an apology and has agreed to pay £410,000 in compensation to the families.

‘The trust accepts the care afforded to some patients, some years ago, fell below the requisite standard and has apologised for the shortcomings,’ the trust said in a statement.