THE family of a war veteran who had emergency treatment for gangrene are angry at the findings of a report into their dad's care.
William Williams, 78, had his left testicle removed in June after his daughters noticed the skin around it had gone black.
He was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, where doctors were forced to remove it to save his life.
But his children claim the infection could have been prevented and say the care he received at Norman Hudson Nursing Home in Meltham Road, Lockwood, could have been better.
The home strongly denies it could have done any more.
Also, the Commission for Social Care Inspectorate, the Government body that investigates complaints, also concluded the care was adequate.
Father-of-seven Mr Williams, a seaman in the Navy during the Second World War and who was awarded the Burma Star, is now in a new home.
But his daughter, Christine Rowden, 51, is demanding an apology from the Norman Hudson Home.
She said: "If my father was getting the correct care how can an infection like this have gone unnoticed?"
"He complained that he was having pain. We were told everything would be sorted - yet it was me and my sisters who found the gangrene."
She added: "He has Parkinson's disease and leukaemia and needs help with bathing. His carers should have noticed his scrotum was black."
In a letter to Mr Williams's GP the Infirmary's community care services manager, Bob Lazenby, wrote: "The appearances were suggestive of an untreated left epididymitis (gland next to the testicle), which had subsequently developed in to an abscess."
But Mr Munawar Hussain, a spokesman for the home, is adamant all the correct procedures were followed and Mr Williams received a high level of care for the five months he was at the Norman Hudson.
He said: "There was multi-agency involvement from us, the GP and the family. We did everything we should have and documented every care.
"We would be quite happy for the family to come in and sit down with us and see the standards of care we had.
"We are happy that our own investigation and that of the CSCI showed everything was done to ensure the best care for Mr Williams."
But Mrs Rowden is appealing against the findings of the CSCI and has called for a massive rethink into the way we care for the elderly.
"Dad is a very proud man, but what has happened to him this year has really changed him.
"Me and my sisters will not let this drop. The doctors warned us that our dad might die. Something went wrong to let it get that far."
Mrs Rowden said the family may take legal advice. A national pressure group, Action on Elder Abuse, has promised support.