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4 Aug 2018

Row between leading surgeons at top London hospital led to raised mortality rate, report claims

Health and Social Care Correspondent

A toxic row between leading surgeons at a top London cardiac unit contributed to a higher mortality rate, according to a leaked report. The report found that the team at St George’s hospital had been engulfed by a “dark force” – putting patients at risk. Hospital offiicals said they were taking urgent action to deliver improvements – and insisted their cardiac surgery service was safe. Our health and social care correspondent Victoria Macdonald reports.