A woman has died after being "dropped" on the floor during surgery on her hip, which she had broken while in hospital.
Jeannette Shields, 70, had been receiving treatment for gall stones in Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Trust said an investigation was under way "in relation to an incident involving a patient in one of our theatres".
Mrs Shields' husband, John, said he told the hospital he would not be "pushing this thing under the carpet".
His wife left her bed to go to the toilet by herself after getting no response to her buzzer, Mr S