IT is incredibly worrying to find out that failings within the hospital trust's urology department over the last 19 years are still going on.

Our eight-month investigation has uncovered countless errors made by three consultants.

Two of the most serious contributed to the deaths of two patients.

Two of the three consultants remain employed at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and despite the trust's initial protestations that lessons had been learned we are now discovering that patients are still being failed.

Chris Dickson, dad to eight-year-old Maisy, felt he was left with no choice but to complain about the care he received from one of the two consultants who are still employed at UHMBT.

He has the right to receive the best possible care but trust bosses have acknowledged it appears his treatment has fallen way below the standard they expect.

Had it not been for the whistle-blowing of consultant urologist Peter Duffy the catastrophic errors made by his former colleagues might never have come to light.

Sadly Mr Duffy felt his whistle-blowing was ignored.

The trust needs to prove that not only are they committed to encouraging whistle-blowing but also to learning lessons.