A father has spoken of his relief after a Bradford hospital has admitted it was wrong to suspect him of breaking his toddler's arm.

Len Worby said he felt "totally humiliated" when doctors at Bradford Royal Infirmary said his one-year-old daughter Ellie Jo would have to be taken into care.

Today David Jackson, chief executive of Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust, apologised for the blunder and said the incident had sparked a review of procedures in Accident & Emergency and children's departments.

In May, the Telegraph & Argus reported how Mr Worby, 29, took the tearful tot to casualty on April 24 after she fell off the bottom of a garden fence at their Fagley home and hurt her right arm.

Three weeks earlier, Ellie Jo had been rushed to A&E after falling off a chair. A doctor told TV engineer Mr Worby and wife Mel that Ellie Jo had dislocated her right arm.

He said that on the second visit doctors were suspicious and asked if the couple had hurt their daughter. The hospital then contacted Social Services about the injury.

"It was incredible," said Mr Worby, of Flaxton Green. "We were being blamed for the fact the first doctor failed to spot on the X-ray that Ellie's arm was broken three weeks earlier."

The X-rays from the first incident were not available as they are stored at St Luke's Hospital and cannot be retrieved out of normal working hours.

Mel said she is relieved the nightmare is finally over.

"People have come up to me in the street and called me all sorts of names for hurting my daughter," said the 32-year-old. "We wouldn't dream of hurting her or any of our four children. I'm just pleased no one else will have to go through what we went through."

The family were concerned about the way they were treated. They said that during their second visit they were not informed why Ellie Jo needed a full body X-ray. They also said staff treated them suspiciously and did not speak to them privately when they were told of Social Services' involvement.

Mr Jackson has apologised for the fracture being missed on the first visit and said records with Social Services have now been corrected to show the fracture was an accidental injury.

"I would like to apologise for the obvious distress and inconvenience this incident has caused you and your family," he said.

"Clearly we failed in our responsibility to communicate with you and keep you informed of what was happening, and why, and for this I apologise.

He said there was a "significant breakdown in communication".

He added that changes at the hospital would include improved communication procedures in A&E and paediatric departments, and privacy for patients and relatives during conversations with hospital staff. Also the hospital is looking into ways to access X-rays at St Luke's out of normal working hours.