Melanie Spooner
Media playback is unsupported on your device

'My daughter's anorexia should have been treated sooner'

Melanie Spooner died from anorexia in 2011. Her family are now seeking to change the way people with eating disorders are treated.

Melanie was a talented student, attending Cambridge University before going on to work as a paediatrician.

But Melanie still couldn't beat anorexia and when she died last year she weighed less than four stone.

Her father, Robert Spooner, described how difficult it was to get her the right treatment.

  • 22 Feb 2012
Go to next video: 'No anorexia' model dies aged 28