Published Thu, 2010-11-25 18:42; updated 35 weeks ago.
The wife of a man who died of bowel cancer at Stafford Hospital in 2007 said it was because he got 'lost in the system'.
Giving evidence at the Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry into standards of monitoring by regulatory bodies Christine Dalziel described how the hospital didn't give her husband Thomas a follow up appointment to check for signs of cancer.
Mrs Dalziel said polyps (a possible early indicator of cancer) were discovered and removed from her husband between 1999 and 2002.
She said a doctor told her husband to return for a further check up in three years time, but that when her husband tried to go back to the hospital in 2005 he was told he did not need to return until 2007.