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A recent report from the NHS Improvement that looked into 202 deaths of heart surgery patients at St. George’s Hospital, found shortcomings in treatment in 102 of them.

The investigation into 202 deaths who underwent heart surgery, was part of a review of the cardiac surgery unit at St. George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, between 2013 and 2018. It found that there were shortcomings for 102 of those deaths and 67 of them, it either probably, most likely or definitely contributed to their deaths.

It was reported that the Trust had a higher mortality rate than other UK cardiac centres between April 2013 and March 2017, and it is believed that a “toxic” row between surgeons could have contributed to this.

A Cardiac Surgery Task Force was set up in 2017 to address these issues which resulted in an improvement of the heart surgery mortality rates, meaning they had been within the “expected range” since March 2018.

The chief medical officer said, “The heart surgery service at St. George’s is now safe, and the current service is very different to the one the trust took urgent steps to improve in 2017.”

So far, no regulatory action has taken place against St. George’s Hospital and the Trust, but the report has been referred to the General Medical Council (GMC) for consideration.

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