A DISTRAUGHT widow is demanding an inquiry into her husband's medical care prior to his death.

Carol Adey, from Blackhall, County Durham has complained to the General Medical Council about the way her husband, Ken, was treated during a long illness.

The 56-year-old father-of-four died in February last year after his spleen become grossly enlarged.

"I have got a lot of anger and grief about this," said Mrs Adey.

The tragedy began in 1995 when her heating engineer husband contracted food poisoning in Corfu.

His high white blood cell count and blurry vision led to a diagnosis of chronic lymphomic leukaemia, which required immediate chemo-therapy.

A spokesman for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust confirmed that a complaint from Mrs Adey was being looked at.

An official at the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust declined to comment.

Last night, a spokesman for Easington Primary Care Trust said: "The trust has undertaken to consider Mrs Adey's questions and respond to her in four weeks following receipt of information from Newcastle Hospitals Trust and North Tees and Hartlepool Hospitals Trust."