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2008-06-18 00:00:30

A hospital apologised yesterday after a patient overheard medical staff calling him a fat f*** when he went for a scan. Gary Barton, 48, of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, was stunned to hear a radiographer at the town's Good Hope Hospital make the comment as he lay waiting for an MRI examination on his knee. Father-of-four Mr Barton, who is 6ft 6in and 19 stone, is registered disabled. He was about to go into the scanner when he heard the radiographer say to a colleague: "I thought...