Poor NHS care puts lives of emergency surgery patients 'at risk'
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 28/09/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/poor-nhs-care-puts-lives-of-emergency-surgery-patients-at-risk-