A CORONER has slammed a hospital trust after a vulnerable patient caught Covid-19 on a ward where beds were not socially distanced.

Senior coroner for Brighton and Hove, Veronica Hamilton-Deeley, has sent a rare Regulation 28 report for the prevention of future deaths to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, following the death of 78-year-old Brian Button last October.

Brian was a grandfather of three who lived in Pevensey.

He was admitted to hospital after a fall.

Son Warren, 54, said he had been badly let down by the hospital.

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