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Complainant Name:
Mr Stuart Asher

Clauses Noted: 3, 4, 5

Publication: Edinburgh Evening News

Complaint:
Mr Stuart Asher complained that an article describing how his mother had fallen out of a bed while in intensive care was intrusive into her privacy, an invasion of the family’s grief at her illness, and a breach of the Code’s rules on hospitals.

Resolution:
The editor of the newspaper wrote personally to the complainant to apologise for the distress which he and other family members had suffered following publication of the original article.

Report: 63



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