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Poor NHS care puts lives of emergency surgery patients 'at risk'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 29/09/2011

Press Association

Thousands of patients needing emergency surgery are having their lives put at risk by poor NHS care and delays in accessing treatment, according to a damning report.

The Royal College of Surgeons study found that some patients die or suffer major complications because of delays in finding space in operating theatres. Only a minority who need critical care following surgery receive it

Junior staff are often left in charge of dealing with post-surgical complications, which can rapidly lead to death if not treated promptly, the report went on.

A patient's chance of survival also varies widely between NHS hospitals, and even within the same hospital depending on the day of the week

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"Poor NHS care puts lives of emergency surgery patients 'at risk'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2011. Consulté le 01/10/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/poor-nhs-care-puts-lives-of-emergency-surgery-patients-at-risk-